Flora Mixta

Longwood Orchid 3
In Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

“Orchid,” by Jude Allen

Petals, curved and perfect,
Translucent,
Precocious;
Blooming bold and beautiful
Against a dark world.
Pulsating pink,
Your arteries are
Feeding every part.
Moving inward,
In the same cerise blush,
Lips curl out,
Hanging,
Encircling,
A gap
Invites the insect.

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