Basil infused chai


What I want to gift myself

is Mary Oliver’s beloved world

an unexpected chorus of imagination

in conversations at my beck and call


Resurrection is outside my window

lily and poppy bulbs eager to burst open

Grass blades prickle demanding silent rain

Ground cover trellis growing supple again

Tree sprouts offer themselves unto a sweet blue sky

Peonies are collapsing into a colorful wedlock

Sunflowers surrounded by astonished bees

Clover leafs entranced by the aching earth

Lavender stems swaying to a crisp song

Rose bush in color, a madness of blooms

A hyacinth canopy drips with succulence

Touch me nots bring a bold cinematic style

Daisies chanting in coordination with my chimes

A fanfare is being staged in my backyard


As we watch, awaiting the return

Of the hummingbird, while sipping

unlimited cups of basil infused chai



NaPoWriMo 2019

Gift to yourself

Published by Kashiana

I am a management professional by job classification and a work practitioner by personal preference. One poetry collection - Shelling Peanuts and Stringing Words and a chapbook, Crushed Anthills. Always gathering poems, and letting them marinate and change shape and form.

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