there’s something
about tulips

the way they lie
the fallen leaves

neat tufted rows
planted in a cold
earthen casket

where colour
slips off everything
old and new

closed blooms
crawl through
a muddy tomb

I much prefer
a random gathering
of dandelions

the haphazard way
they scatter
laughing at the light

tiny torches
bright yellow pinwheels
spin on windy hillsides

spent in the burn
and sway of a
scorching summer’s day

– Christi Moon

© Christi Moon, All rights reserved


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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