Sign Post

I grew up on Jasmine –
which should make for a poet
or maybe a florist,
or at least why I have allergies

We moved to Florence
but alas I could not find
the statue of David
anywhere behind the shrubs

I guess that’s the way of it –
there were never any groves on Grove
or luminous promises
on Pearl

Though I’ve hung the signs
“Life” and “Death” overhead
I hope you will forgive
this shabby poet’s corner

 

 

For Tuesday Poetics

23 thoughts on “Sign Post

  1. I live on The Street – does what it says on the packet! But I would love to live in a lane called Jasmine! What a shame to have allergies and not be able to smell the flowers – I’m inhaling honeysuckle as I type 🙂

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