Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser
I’m wondering if the crested irises
feel betrayed when the sun coaxes
them up and then the snow piles
keeping their vibrant purples
and yellows from the active
They had worked so hard to break free!
They dared to unfurl!
They had faith.
There’s a moral to this story,
though I’m not sure what it is,
or if it’s as interesting as what can
be gained from the simple act
As you’ve probably noticed,
I have a particular fondness
© 2013/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Snow Days: Reflections by Candlelight" (a work in progress)