Did you water the flowers today? I did,
thinking you’d forgotten or didn’t have
a chance to get around to watering the plants.
Whatever did I mean, intruding upon your
tending of your own home? And why
did I let your work and wonder wander
through my day of rest? It’s best if flowers
drink regularly from saucers with daily hopes
of neither drying nor dying as they drown.
It’s best if bruised leaves stretch themselves
toward sun without too many turnings by
too many people or too few. Did you
tend the flowers today? Is that a question,
accusation, or reminder? What misting spray
will water well or cure our conflicting views
of what it takes to blossom?
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.