Poppies – Late May

by Jim Farfaglia

Poppies – Late May

 

For weeks they were only green furry eggs,

each sitting atop a slim stalk,

defying gravity.

 

Yesterday, they offered a peek of their promise,

blushing like school boys

at their first spring dance.

 

And today – right on time –

three burst open,

revealing their colorful cries of joy:

 

for the coming of summer,

for the particular beauty of red,

for the gift of things worth noticing.

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