Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Desert Poppy

The Desert Poppy

The Southwest summer poppy

I call it the roadside poppy

I don't see it on the hill side, or on the desert floor.

Why it grows in the summer and on the roadside?

I don't know. It is unlike our spring poppy.

Perhaps it likes the summer heat and rain.

Maybe the dirt from building the freeways and roadside

offer nourishment we can't see.

And it likes the Southern Arizona desert,

becoming more abundant as I drive toward the Mexican border.

The flower book says it is not really a poppy

But to me it will always be

The Roadside Poppy

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