Spilling out over morning boxes
the sleepiest Flowers languish —
vanquish notions that greedy Time
offers only three sublime wishes

They thrice request steamy days
lounging in Sun’s delicious gaze
They turn curious faces to me —
insist I too arch my silkiest petals

Stretch long in hungry meadows
forget Time ticks across my skin
moves his Hands — to play in my hair
while Daisies entwine arias there


Dana Kinsey is published in Fledgling Rag, SoFloPoJo, The Champagne Room, SWWIM, The Ravens Perch and more. Her poem “Paying My Respects” was in Oprelle’s Poetry Masters Anthology. Dana’s play, WaterRise, was produced at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Her chapbook, Mixtape Venus, published by I. Giraffe Press. Visit wordsbyDK.com.