Poems: Carnations

carnations wait
by the window
sunrise

more memories
sometimes than
my heart can hold
I select one or two
write a poem

carnations from a store
in an old glass vase
from another store
wait by the window
sunrise

groceries for Mom
fresh flowers
always on the list

lasting a long time
heart-blessings
of a caregiver
and carnations
from a store this week

Ellen Grace Olinger