How long have these seeds waited?
How many decades of dormancy endured
waiting for the call to rise?

Forgetting all about the dry year complaints,
and broken promises from the Gods of rain
to paint the desert vibrant shades of delight.

Sun-eyed daisies and purple mat.
Magenta cactus and yucca bloom.
Jurassic, intoxicating, impossible to conceal.

Demanding that you drop what you’re doing
and come to the super bloom, where rocks hold roses
and clarion bells ring out from crevices of stones.

Heralding the truth
of an original seed’s command.