words #21

the jonquils were my favorite,
with their fluttered cones
framed by a starburst of petals
and their funny name.
the best days were jonquil days,
running around the house,
finding the clusters of starburst jonquils,
pinching their hollow stems
taking them inside the house.
I loved the white ones
with the yellow bells,
I loved adding green food coloring
to their glass of water,
and watching the edges
of the white petals
become stained with green.
sitting on the windowsill
above the kitchen sink
in a glass of green water,
emerald tinged jonquils,
like sorcery
revealed by sunlight.

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