With a minimum of fuss and a splatter of sunshine
Morning is packing up a delicious picnic hamper
For today to beguile you to stay on board despite
Everything! The Taliban, Brad Pitt’s divorce! The
Daily threat of Global Warming, and other sad news!
There are always the little things to rely on after all
The three tiny African Violets that delivered blue
Baby flowers, finally, after six dry weeks of wait!
The batter that came up perfectly for a walnut cake
Roses that will not ever leave their enchanted entitlement
Unfazed by all the exotic tulips and dazzling delirious orchids
While ducks, darling, dear, reliable ducks that will always
Somehow kick the shit out of the gloomiest, brooding day!
Like angels turning up to work in their birthday suits!
Pics and text: daksha