Saturday, June 12, 2021

A Flower Poem

A hibiscus dreaming near a pond
in Winter Haven, Florida
Nearby a jasmine blossom
steams my nostrilsa reminder of my bottled,
stoppered love
so long past
I need the reminder
that it once was,
extant beauty for a time
which is all
any fragrance is
Lusty as the red rose
the deep-throated hummingbird
Savors and flies off
Its bounty, she and I
cannot hold for long
©2021 Muriel Thumm

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