Bio Note: I’m continuing to stay poetry-connected through zoom meetings and readings, and will be embarking on a zoom workshop during the first week of August. Biggest recent change has been the death of my father in June; smaller changes coming with younger son leaving for school again; overarching change is the continually shifting pandemic. Most recent publications (other than V-V) have been with Moist Poetry Journal, Amethyst Review, Sheila-Na-Gig.
Upright and tight fisted. Poised to release. Each pink peony bud, potential enclosed; vitality condensed. In June, solstice coming, each will open, spill forth beauty and fragrance like fireworks; bright booming blooms. Then, weighty petals flutter down pooling on garden ground; stems arching in Summer's night, making way for the next sweet thing.
Originally published in Moist Poetry Journal 7/28/21
©2021 Marjorie Moorhead
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