another daydream

another daydream

Thursday, September 14, 2023

"Cumbersome Summer"

Cumbersome Summer


Japanese maple masquerades

as an ostrich, those leafy plumes

bushing out atop the slender leg


… we did a new planting, digging in

where the grass gave up and died


now the coral bells, astilbes, hostas

rabbits ravage, yet I’m rooting

for this garden to astonish


to come back with a vengeance

the bite taken out of her


to prosper as I hover over

this scrappy patch,

skimpy plumes pining for water,


upturned worm wriggling dirt’s desire,

a tiny Eden in the making


and here are two sling-back chairs,

one for you… be my companion,

like the ostrich too heavy-laden to fly.  







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