|Poinsettia Plant Leaf still remains...|
When I bought you in full bloom in December 2015,
I had low expectations of how long we would share
our lives together.
You continued to throw the fact—that you are 'hard to maintain'
on its head.
You and your cheery red and green foliage
brought out a part of me that even spoke softly to you,
'How beautiful you look...'
Maybe, just the sound of my voice
captured your lifespan,
so you lasted—all year.
And when you finally faded,
I kept and pressed a few of your leaves
to keep the memory of you in tact ... never to die.
7th poem for NaPoWriMo2017
ⓒ Nicole Moore
NaPoWriMo's day 5 prompt:
Write a poem that is based in the natural world that you've personally experienced and optimally, one that you've experienced often. Try to incorporate specific details while also stating why you find the chosen place or plant/animal meaningful.