Marigold

Instax wide photo by author (not of marigolds, but they ARE yellow.. . )

buttoned up with meaning,
like clockwork in the sky
throughout the year,
a garland of desire like
a field of bristling suns
gravely marching to do
their business with the
great beyond, equal to both
sides of life’s coin:

weddings and funerals
joy and loss

take it or leave it,
stuff your pockets full of gold


I can’t think of marigolds without thinking about that old movie Monsoon Wedding, and the friend of mine who said that it reminded of her of her own wedding. Where I live now, they take on a new meaning, cropping up outside every store for Dia de Los Muertos. . . . Thanks for reading!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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