Poem Every Day #12 – Almost

Photo courtesy of Leclair Studios.

Photo courtesy of Leclair Studios.






Almost (PED #12)

the bumble bee
floats from petal
to petal.

black and yellow
stripes bob up and down,
waving to each other
as they buzz passed.

a domestic cat
hides between
the yellows, oranges,
purples and reds.
ready to pounce,
all in good fun.
leaping forward.

peaceful, scattered swarms
plume, floating into the sky scared;
no further pollination.

next season
I try to pick a flower
that’s not there.
because your cat made them
leave, I’m left to wonder:

what beautiful, multi-coloured
flower our love would have made.