Poem: Poet’s Narcissus

Small stand of Poet-s Narcissus, plants with six white petals surrounding a yellow center outlined in red.

This is my day eight entry for the City of Refuge April Poem-a-Thon. A little attempt at humor today.

Poet’s Narcissus, Identified

Seventy-four species identified 
by the app on my phone. One more, I get
a badge. Puffed up with my near achievement
I scout the neighborhood park for a plant
or critter to put me over the top.
Across the creek, frilled white bonnets bob in
the breeze looking freshly laundered, each one
framing golden lips lined in red, puckered
for an expected kiss. My phone app says
seventy-five is Poet’s Narcissus. 
So perfect! Were these placed here just for me?


Author: thedamari

I live in Missouri, a more beautiful place than many realize. I love writing, reading, walking, bicycling, and making lists. I’ve written poetry since I was seven. A few years ago I branched out into short fiction and memoir pieces. I also perpetually have a novel in progress. My brain pursues ideas at a brisk pace, wandering all over the map. This blog represents one of my efforts to keep up with it.

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