Poinsettia

poinsettia
we met

you sent a version
years ago

poinsettia
blow out candles
pour glitter
be the wind

petals, leaves,
stalk, bulb

be the wind

bloomed
in other houses

grown in
rubber bands and
beetles

or pots
in kitchen window panes

poinsettia
pink in the chill
of winter sun

Katie Ancheta