FOR COMPANY

 

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We grow wild beneath
the Red Tail’s cry
for company, beside

the dragging sound
of snake bellies
on well-drained dirt.

We fold our petals, sleep
to insistent tree frog songs
as the moon dances

upon the rippling creek,
mumbling constantly
of where it comes from.

And when we bloom,
we draw bugs as lovers
to inspire seed, clusters

of small town colors
beneath the Red Tail’s cry
for company.

 

4 responses to “FOR COMPANY

  1. Do you know which lupine this is John? I never see that over here…

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  2. So good.

    Liked by 1 person

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