On Our Table:

.
three inches of water
at the bottom of a transparent green vase
tall and flared at top as an elm
under a lush crown of alstroemeria
and thick canopy of rain-forest leaves
each iris-like blossom an explosion
of purple and white
a tiny verdant fire-works kiss
pale at each petal-tip
pistils whiskering out from centers
stamens fur-tipped
laden with love

…………………….
Jim Culleny
……………………
…………………….

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