Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Garden.

"Son, I've had a flower or two
in my day, and let me tell you. It's not
all about Fragrence & Beauty; there are
a few things all flowers need:
warm climate & fresh air are quite beneficial,
ample lighting & clean water essential,
but what really does the trick is rich soil."
Now salt is a natural mineral,
and fire -- a good source of heat but also
light. Everyone knows organisms "run on"
caffeineandelectrolytes. And I think I read once
that chlorophyll converts smog into oxygen.
All things considered, I think I'm pretty
set (on dreaming the rest of my life of a flower
its obsessive scents & the way its silken
pedals feel between my callused fingers
as I pluck them from its crown).

1 comment:

  1. You have an interesting style of writing poetry. It's like prose poetry in a way.

    -Christine (Braun)