a wellington spring

(I)

tulip bulbs winter-mouldy from a plastic bag

stuck hastily

in temporary dirt

surface:

greengrey sculptures

hinting red

(II)

beyond my kitchen window

lackluster branch

sprouts gold—

one kowhai flower!

Thanks, neighbour:

your tree

will match my daffodils


 (c) Bronwyn Angela White, 1999

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