Between And Beside

amidst the prickly places
filaments of tenderness
keep calling for touch

Counterparts And Wings

butterfly
on the thistle
the soft atop the bristle

Companions


they relied
on each other
for texture and tone

The Queen’s Roadside Court


at her command
buttercup and thistle’s
pomp and circumstance

Stitched

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snow threads
through thistle needles
quilting winter