Sunflower – Day Ten – NaPoWriMo

Sunflower and seeds

The sunflower bows its head
standing there in my front yard.
The sun comes up bright and red.
The sunflower bows its head.
Now look how the seeds have spread.
Will they grow in soil so hard?
The sunflower bows its head
standing there in my front yard.

Copyright , 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

No Room For Flowers

Some apple flowers in an early stage

Some apple flowers in an early stage (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The flowerbed
is waiting there for me
to dig and rearrange and spread
its contents gently ’round the apple tree.
But I must wait
until the rain dries up
and when it does, a likely fate–
the bed provides a place for little pup
to sleep. No flower grows
beside the puppy’s nose.

 

Copyright, 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

 

 

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