Two days later than I wanted to post. Sigh. Life. It does love to throw curveballs at you, doesn’t it? This one was a doozie and took me two days to recuperate from! Still… Please pretend we are May 25th – the day I wanted to post it, even if the dVerse prompt came on Monday, the 24th. Frank J. Tassone was the host and the subject was: write a haibun about the Flower Moon – said moon was officially yesterday and somehow, I missed it. Or rather was so sure it was the 25th that I didn’t even think of checking last night. This moon pic was taken on the 25th, however 🙂
You aren’t due till the summer solstice, possibly near a Strawberry Moon? Probably not. You are supposed to arrive when roses and and peonies and poppies are in full bloom. When the tulips and daffodils have already done their thing.
Instead, you decide the Flower Moon is more your style. You want late spring blooms: lilacs and rhododendrons, daisies and violets.
Maybe you know your time here will be brief so you want to get a chance to fully experience everything nature has to offer. Who knows? All I know is this: When the day is breezy and I open my bedroom window, the scent of the wild lilac bush right below my window comes up and wafts through my room, reminding me of you. And to think this year was to be your lucky year! Twenty-five years old on the twenty-fifth of May.
A Flower Moon child
In a rush, to see it all
Gone before you could