The Bouquet

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

A family of eight

visited yesterday:

2 mothers, 2 fathers

one uncle and 3 children

and the oldest boy

aged 5

picked a selection of wildflowers:

2 daisies, 2 clovers

and one buttercup

but Eye couldn’t find my smallest vase:

pink with one china rose

so Eye used a shot glass

and placed it

upon my sink window sill

where its sweetness greeted me