wisteria

i imagine many things about her
and the deeply precious vision
she has inspired in my soul

but this thought most especially
in great clarity comes to my mind
nearly overwhelming my heart:

i see her standing there below
the brightest bows of wisteria
I have ever eagerly witnessed

vines climbing carelessly over
ancient solemn stones heedlessly
clinging to dust darkened walls

each flower in apparent anonymity
anxiously strives drippingly down
towards unseen yet beckoning her

but then, of course they do

for as like follows ever like
in kinship seeking needful union
so too must beauty adore beauty

and these bountiful blossoms
most naturally inclined enticingly
long to drape themselves over

most warmly feeling and
sweetly flourishing she

salt lake city 17 may 2022