Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Magnolia Tree


From across the street it looks as if 
a flock of pink parrots
have taken over the limbs.

A closer look reveals branches full of buds
like the points of pink lipsticks
twisted to the rims.

Some of the buds have opened
swirled among the tree's twigs
like cotton candy on a paper cone,

sweet proof that with faith and patience 
good things will come...
 if good seeds you've sown.