in time of words what say
thank you for every day
how will my garden grow?
like kudzu, invasive,
or steady and predictable
like the spring crocus?
words, don't fail me now--
when you go, my poppy,
snow white or ruby red,
which will you choose?
thank you for the iris,
stately fleur-de-lis
emblazoned on your coat of arms.
your words keep me warm at night.