Myrna in the Backyard

Kristine Ong Muslim


All gardens are created equal;
weeds will someday overtake them.
So she makes her flower patch
as dreary as possible.

The overgrown branches must
be twisted into lewd gestures.
The roots must be blacker than
a burned-out light bulb the moment
it is needed. And all flowers
must bloom only when necessary


Copyright 2006 by the Tipton Poetry Journal.

All rights remain the exclusive property of the individual poet and may not be used without their permission.