Sarah Ann Winn

They crowd out the other plants,
bloom wildly after small
encouragement.  Bee-cluster
blossoms, full of magenta
gingerly held closed,
fermata, just long enough.
Too early, and the right
water will flow on by,
too late, and no water,
only strangers, only bears.
Only one couple left
camping after the long weekend,
and miles and miles of river gorge.

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