October 12

Night Blooming Cereus

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Single bloom filled the evening greenhouse with its scent

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Glowing in its aloneness among the many greens

Warmed by heater, cooled by ridge vent

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Oh so regal, a true hot house queen

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The fragrance designed to lure moths and bats

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Night time flyers privileged to see the show

Too bad this ecosystem is ruled by thermostat

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This bloom moths and bats will never know

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(A Goethe Stanza Poem)

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