The flower curls into itself, won’t open again.
The sun comes up and the petals turn brown and fall off.
Somewhere in the shattering
of tiny seeds in the wind, we remember spring
noses pressed to the frost-covered windows.
Holly Day’s writing has recently appeared in Analog SF, Earth’s Daughters, and Appalachian Journal, and her recent book publications include Music Composition for Dummies, The Tooth is the Largest Organ in the Human Body, and Bound in Ice. She teaches creative writing at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and Hugo House in Seattle.