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Lexington Poetry Month

confidence in full bloom


the farewell summers are blossoming.
stretching their skinny necks skyward
with proud purple heads
bouncing unabashedly on a breeze
that’s too cool for the season.
their instincts tell them frost is coming.
they can feel it in their roots.
i tried to reason with them,

to remind them that June
is reserved for white weddings
and delicate Queen Anne’s lace 
and blonde headed daisies
and that we’ve got a whole summer
to slog and sweat through.
but you know how flowers are-

so full of themselves.

3 responses to “confidence in full bloom”

  1. Gaby Bedetti says:

    first I liked the musical lines,
    then I liked the personifying imagery,
    then I loved the lightly mocking twist in tone

    • Misty Skaggs says:

      thank you so much, Gaby! and thank you for reading all my work this month. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed yours as well. i’m glad i’m not the only one who feels like flowers can talk. it was hard to avoid personification when they were just standin’ there looking at me so plain! hahah.

  2. Britt says:

    I love this.. Sounds like a typical KY summer

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