Johnnie Jumped Up!

Rainy morning
miracle, overnight
tiny volunteer
popped up, crannied
between red bricks.
Pretty pixie-sized
pansy in her ruffled
yellow, purple dress.
How it’s possible
is anybody’s guess.

Viola reminds
me beauty can
flourish even
in hard times.
She prompts me
to skip today’s
paper and paint
her ladyship instead.

Spring Avocet 2024