A simple bouquet of flowers,
plastic-wrapped, propped up in a grocery-store bin,
$5.00 for the dozen.
Like a shimmering mirage
their colours stopped me in my tracks.
After a long Winter
and an even longer wait for Spring
to truly begin,
I was beginning to feel as if I
was trapped in a colourless desert.
I had no idea how much I needed them.
it took my camera,
and my all-seeing macro lens,
To reveal the magnitude
of their magic and beauty.
$5.00 a dozen,
it seems incredible...
Because what these flowers have to offer is