I love June.
The cool mornings,
the warmth of the noon-day sun
the riotous color of spring gardens. . .
Our little side garden is just popping now.
Today our very first poppy appeared, tall, blood red and beautiful
surrounded by 3 foot Asiatics that will be next to unfurl their petals.
The little garden is hardy:
it survived the unseasonal winter warmth
and late cold of May that was followed by lots of hard rain.
persevered to thrive:
first, the daffodils
grape hyacynth and tulips
now poppies and lillies.
I want to be more like the flowers in my garden.
Withstanding the unexpected
Celebrating days of strength and energy.
I want to learn to accept the days of fatigue and fever
mouth sores skin eruptions intestinal pain
when I haven't the energy to work, to play, to cook or to eat.