Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NaPo 09 ~ Planter Awaits Replanting

Planter Awaits Replanting

Bamboo: spent stalks, brown
and stiff; drains for the breeze
to hum in, knock on knock, tap;
winter's snapped plumbing.

Crocus: a vase of flutters,
white; pole dancing a spear,
gold; a cage of stiff swords,
long striped bodyguards.

Rose: tissue-pink leaves, paired,
set in line on telescope stems,
the soft thorns a rash; a bud
nestles amid greenfly, crushed.

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