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Polly Alice

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tulips are weird

Tulips are weird--
bulbs on stalks
discreet egg cups,
but before they're spent
they open wide
a black and yellow hexagon inside.
An eye from outer space,
a stop sign from another race?
A beacon for every bee that says
please party here...
Tuplips are weird
rather wild and strange.
An annual
announcement of
animal passion
power
trapped inside
a flower.

photo by Ulybug by wikimedia.org via Flikr.com

1 comment:

  1. I love this. And if, as we always assumed, the tulip is my soul-flower, I appreciate being weird and unexpected. Who wouldn't?

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