Hot Pink in Cold Rain

Rain-juiced azaleas

explode pink and magenta,

weirdly fluorescent

in the cool, grey April light

brief hope-blooms in a season

of uncertainty.

 

Copyright 2018

T. Allen Culpepper

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Tulip

A pink thumb thrust up

between the wrapped green fingers

of the tulip’s fist

will burst open and bleed flame

when the spring sun provokes it.

 

Copyright 2018

T. Allen Culpepper