Dirty hands in the garden
Flowers in their places- just so.
Ready now for Monarchs
as they make their way north from Mexico.
Time and money and work
to get it right and make it welcoming
for these elusive visitors.
A few weeks on-
Wandering back to the barn
along the edge of the woods
where wild things grow
stood dozens of milkweed plants
sharing their heady fragrance
with the bees and monarchs
who were busy with their work.
Strange, just then, to think of me at 25.
Remembering the time and money and work
to make myself a garden
for a monarch
and in the end of that-
it wasn’t about the shine and the slope,
the curves and the tightness
the tone or the petal covering-
The monarch settled happily
On a wild familiar flower
We could learn much from
accepting what the monarch wants.
Published by Mimi DiFrancesca
Former columnist for the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel covering metaphysics, she got to interview the likes of Brian Weiss, The Amazing Kreskin and Apollo 14 astronaut, Edgar Mitchell. Mimi’s love of words became obvious to her parent’s at age four during high mass as she stood on the pew seat to rally the congregation- “Hey! Let’s everybody sit down!” She’s been a tour guide out west and has *too many* years of tourism marketing consulting, designing promo collateral, commercial scripts for TV/Radio, freelance writing, resume and bio coaching and large event planning. A poet, artist, world traveler, mom of two phenomenal kids; in the wee hours she has three finished fiction manuscripts, a published book of erotica, and two blogs and is a self-confessed Pinterest addict. Owner of a fabulous destination wedding and event venue in northern Michigan and a board member of the Northport Chamber of Commerce and Leelanau UnCaged Music & Art Street Festival planning committee. Currently writing a non-fiction book of unusual blessings that her friend/agent is kicking her rear to finish. Member of RWA, MMRWA, CCWA and former CCWA Board. www.wordninjagirl.com
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