Flower Rainbow

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In Celebration of Marriage Equality – June 26, 2015

Love Wins

Sitting in a Starbucks’ parking lot
A Venti flat white steaming beside me
The words appeared on my phone
“Marriage Equality Wins!”
My emotions, spontaneous, overflowing
Tears then sobs overwhelm
A wave of vindication
Pride, relief, acceptance, and equality
Not too much to ask but a long time coming
Finally, everywhere
Joy Gratitude Happiness
Love Wins

Summer Guest

Spring beginnings (and endings) measured in flowers
Hello spring daffodils flash of attentive brilliant yellow
Beautiful proud troubadour stiff cup of sun stalk weakens
Bends yellow fades to gold, too soon brown a memory
Of the new dazzling dizzying hope of spring beginnings

Spring (beginnings and) endings measured in flowers
Peony buds emerge a ball of suggestive color richest fuchsia
Palest pink, faint salmon, rich creamy white bursting balls
Glorious fluff thousands of silken layers blur in glory dip
Under weight petals too soon wilting, fading snowy ending

Summer beginnings and endings measured in flowers
Hydrangeas tease a slow arrival thousands of Lilliputian
Buttermilk buds band together one perfectly ringed orb
Periwinkle violet blush in flux soothing warmth spreading
Canopy of color settling staying welcome long summer guest

Nurture Nature


Meandering paths among orchestrated beds
Beautifully photogenic flowers intentionally
Arranged create perfectly balanced canvas
Scarlet behind palest peach cream contrast
Surprises excites explodes the open heart 


Nature’s stark arrangement accidental disarray
Rutted path crosses rickety bridge fallen
Logs haphazard placement of curious yellow
Occasional purple scattered branches trip
Clouds burst above lushest green canopy