Flower of love

Hall flowers

morning glories
       open as the temperature
increases during the day
       and close as the day
gets cooler
       in the late afternoon

The four-o’clock flower
       closes in the morning
and opens again
       late in the afternoon
right around
       four o’clock

       night-blooming jasmine
evening primrose
       angel’s trumpet
night phlox
       and night-blooming cereus
open only at dusk
       or at night

There is more to flowers
       than meets the eye
just as there is
       in love
and whether she loves me
       or loves me not

John Lyons


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