Hibiscus Blooming in Rain by A.J. Huffman


The garden sogs under persistent downpour. Green
grows with a sickly gray clinging like shadows,
cloud contamination. In a quiet corner, lone
hibiscus stretches petals toward sky, embraces
drops battering against brilliance. Resilient
as the solar power color emulates, it remains open,
a burst of warming reassurance that the sky cannot fall

Photo by the poet. Follow the links for Huffman’s bio and more at WIZ.

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