for my dear friend danielle

locks of tangerine summershine gleam
parted like a lively street
a row of power lines in between trees

sun splashed countryside
a rose colored daydream

you are a cherry-flavored drink
sickly sweet
wild as the daffodils that
line the streets
freckled like little strawberry seeds

i wish you knew
velvet roses in midsummer bloom for you
and tulips come springtime do, too