by Susan Spalt
bloom where you are planted
was no gardener
never found white iris
stuck under a pin oak
crowded by hellebores
struggling in meager light.
I thought they were a dwarf variety
until I moved them to a sunny
spot and watched them flourish,
with blooms like triumphant flags.
Susan Spalt lives in Carrboro, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies including Annapurna (Red Dashboard Press, 2015) and Disorder (Red Dashboard Press, 2014) and Pinesong (NC Poetry Society). Susan is one of four poets featured in Carrboro Poetica (Old Mountain Press, 2012). Longer If It’s Raining (Red Dashboard, 2016) is her first chapbook.