Summer in a Day

In a cold spring,  just one day.

Hot blue sky sun has me thinking

summer with the leaves, bees and ants.

But I need to bring plants inside

tonight and turn on wintertime heat again.



covers cars, windows and every manmade surface

with no effect but annoyance and tears.

Yellow green hard-coated to protect male gametes

on wind-loving journeys from stamen to pistil.

Bees and insects giddy with its abundance.




In reading about pollen, I discovered that some plants are known as anemophilous, which literally translates as “wind-loving” while other plants are entomophilous or “insect-loving.” So much love in this pollen-filled air today.