More sun than clouds; sprinkles early

said let's buy tulips because you were homesick
twenty-four hour florist late-night emergency
the tulips sat inside a cool store freezer still wet
& trembling fragile as a whispered wish (we said
let's buy some tulips today there's more sun than
cloud their powers are quite expensive but what
does money matter (when there's more sun than
clouds scanning the supermarket aisles for some
sprinkles early in the morning (we said let's buy
some sprinkles when you were thinking of home
i was thinking of the sun we took photographs of
tulips they were orange as bush fire suns (& wet
as clouds & our faces looking up to see sprinkles
saw twinkles in the blank sky (homesick & here
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David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and parent. His interests include mince pies, ice hockey and Joy Division.

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