Oh, to plant some orange renunculuses
Orange was everywhere in their home,
curtains and potholders with orange trim,
pillows with orange and brown fringe,
and colorful afghans that matched them.
She wished she could grow flowers
that could stand the winter cold
perhaps some orange ranunculuses, but they
required warmer climate she was told.
Instead she planted what would survive
making sure as much she could
there would be some bright blossoms
alongside their house of stained wood.