Yesterday, Ginny bought
3 big potted Icelandic poppies
at a bargain price (USD$4.50/ea.);
white, yellow, & orange, willowly
bridging calla lillies & kalanchoes,
wobbling in the light wind.
We're told they'll survive the hot sun
that burnt their yellow predecessors.
Just how long do annuals last?
We won't eat them. (Norwegians,
in the benevolent Gulf Stream,
eat marigolds raw, & cooked.)
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