in which cypresses grow passionfruit and pandorea

serendipitous gardening, or chance

that my eye followed the cypresses

up to the sky for they grow despite

neglect from the neighbours whose

dog is also left. perhaps it was

that howl which drew me there

tracing the vine’s path across six

trees, to observe large seed pods

protruding like lights above me.


The cypresses are waving flowers again

this year the pandoreas seem bigger

being so high and the air so pure

that the birds swoop and swoon.


One passionfruit flowers.


I can only imagine that is has arrived

like a comet, its unusual radiance

enticing my astronomer

from the computer

and the dog to quiet

as we all stare


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