Wall Flower


there are those
who seek the bright light
and attention
thrive on the thrill
of being seen
and suck up all
the energy comes their way.

others shy away
from the intensity of scrutiny
don’t want can’t use
all that attention
and would shrivel up
and die under the spotlight
preferring quiet beauty.

Wall Flower

I Remember Summer


After several days of sun
I remembered to water the garden.

While I was standing there
with the hose in my hands

I looked at all the weeds
watered by the rainy days past.

But I remember Summer
when winter remnants

were cleared and seeds planted
and plenty was the theme every day.