Scorpion grasses

mysotis

Scorpion grasses

Mouse’s ears
            or myosotis
forget-me-nots
            one thing
to describe another :
            different registers
of taxonomy
            a delicate
pale blue or white
            or pink flower
with five sepals
            and petals
the seeds bound
            in tulip-shaped pods
along the stem
            One thing 
to describe another :
            constancy
friendship
            love

John Lyons

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