Carpe Diem #666 Poppies

As you may notice my thought went everywhere with this prompt, from my daughter in the play to gardens, and veterans.

She tears red poppies
that I spent hours making
oh, that wicked witch

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poppy seed heads
stark against the winter sky
your petals long gone


in the garden
one last poppy
looses her skirt

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poppy roughly thrust
in your face by a stranger
donation obliged


full skirted poppies
explosion of color
ripple in the breeze

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in the may garden
among the stoic iris
the poppy sways