Apr 122009
 

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to take the phrase “So we decided to (blank)” and fill in the blank. I grabbed a moment on this hectic day, Easter Sunday, to dash out a poem. Not the best, but at least I rose to the challenge of actually writing one!

“So We Decided to Buy Flowers”

So we decided to buy flowers
For Easter dinner.

Not lilies
The Easter flower
Perfect for this holiday
But I’m allergic.

Not tulips
The flower of spring
In pinks and yellows and reds
But they fling their pollen everywhere.

Not daffodills
The winter’s-end flower
In dazzling yellows that capture the sun
But they’re nowhere to be found.

What about those puffballs
Lavendar and white?
Or those freesias
In yellow and pink?

We pluck them out of their
White buckets
Water dripping from their stems
And carry them to the cashier
Where they’re wrapped up tight.
Money exchanges hands,
And we walk out into the sunshine.

We bought flowers.

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