Obverse Paën Obit

white bat flower

by Kevin T McEneaney

In yam family, but not a yammer;

obviously, an obviator.

A flower, not an oboe relative,

which is to say florid conical shape:

never obsolete in nature’s garden,

nor obscene, nor obvious to sun,

because it prefers shade close to the ground

where its fruit lolls for mice to distribute

its seed in their small seed-like excrement.

It offers obverse umbrella profile

to obscure its private, inner working

all across Pakistan to Vietnam.

To observe this flower in detail,

detail in digital pic must suffice.

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books
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