Fire Lily in Summer (poem)


Voluptuous lily,
Aren’t you ashamed
(with your garish exuberant petals agape)
Or did no one tell you
This kind of display will attract
Every bee
Every bird
Every eye?
With that profligate pistil and stamens awry
You’re a bad influence on the sweet butterfly.

Voluptuous lily,
Unthinking, untamed.
No manner of man
Can make you ashamed.

Copyright © 2014 Suzanne Ennis

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