The Season’s Secrets


Four dark brown seed heads,

centers of black-eyed Susans,

crones of the planter box,

golden petals long gone,

still sit atop tall stalks

surveying shorter blooms—

pink coneflowers,

sun bright coreopsis,

fluttery white windflowers.

The black-eyes lean toward each other

nodding in the breeze,

garden gossips

sharing the season’s secrets.

Shhh! Shhh!




Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.


Nature of the week:

Shadow of the week—a profile made by books and papers on an end table:


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