Dahlias

dahlias

Vase of Dahlias, 1883, Claude Monet

 

 

 

 

 

I cut dahlias to fill the vase

so that they would greet you today

when you returned from the doctor’s office –

 

but you didn’t notice them until now.

 

You said they looked sad and wilted.

 

 

 

Advertisements

First Date

 

The couple at the table beside us

are, no doubt, on a first date.

He’s talking about travel plans – a beach –

she’s quite casually looking at her watch.

More coffee? No, thank you. I’m good.