October 12

Night Blooming Cereus


Single bloom filled the evening greenhouse with its scent


Glowing in its aloneness among the many greens

Warmed by heater, cooled by ridge vent


Oh so regal, a true hot house queen


The fragrance designed to lure moths and bats


Night time flyers privileged to see the show

Too bad this ecosystem is ruled by thermostat


This bloom moths and bats will never know


(A Goethe Stanza Poem)

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