Erupts staccato

Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) near Boya Lake, British Columbia.
Fireweed (Chamerion angustifolium) near Boya Lake, British Columbia.

The flute-like vine
erupts staccato
daylight fireworks
each flower yawning
sprawling
green naiveté
now pastel pink
each day deepening
shrinking, stepping aside
for a new performance
is about to begin.

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