Botanical Black Holes

Pollen-laden bees disappear
down the silky throats of
chocolate lilies, chocolate cosmos,
deep purple calla—
wing-dive into the rippling waves
of black hollyhock petals,
into the funnels
of black velvet petunias—
hover at the scent of
swallowed dark desire.

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Lucy Tyrrell lives near Bayfield. Her favorite verbs to live by are experience (canoe, mush, travel) and create (quilt, paint, write). She gathers poem ideas from nature's wildness and interesting prompts.