Thursday, April 13, 2017

April 12 - Last Summer's Flowers

Last Season's Flowers

At the end of summer we dug holes along the driveway
And dumped the withered remnants of the flower pots
Into those little graves with a splash of fertilizer
And then abandoned them for the long cold winter.

Now spring is coming on and the little darlings
Have popped their heads up from among the foliage
Decorating the verge with color all on their own
No longer potted pampered plants all sitting on the porch.

I suppose one day we too will find ourselves dumped
Into holes along some quiet drive, left resting for the winter.
Till one day we pop our heads up from the greenery
And show the world some color, able to manage on our own.

© by Tom King

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