For myself, and for you.

Close-up of bougainvillea.
Photo by poet.

To the jasmine first, then to the lilies.

Whisper to the tomatoes:
Did you know already?
Did you know before me?

The bougainvillea are hardy listeners.

The jacaranda won’t judge.
They’ll say: What a beautiful way to be —
some days purple, some days green.

The fig and avocados will…

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E. Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras

M.A. English// M.S. Kinesiology, Integrative Wellness. Contemplative teacher & writer. 🏳️‍🌈☮️🌴🍕 Chronic pain yields chronic hope.