Vermillion Flowers

Hearts of flowers may as well be eggs
and wheel hubs—tender yolks.

Before you know it,
eggs grow ears toward cowdom.

A yolk nosed cow
sooner or later makes a sow.

Finally honking cars
with their own pig snouts

are flowers blooming ridge lines
lifting cumulous clouds.

in response to Les Barta’s photoconstruction, exhibited at the CACE Gallery of Fine Art in Spring 2015:
Vermillion Flowers Image

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