Meeting Geranium

I saw her leaves and knew

Geranium —

Geranium maculates

I am told.

Wild Geranium

who goes by the name of

Crane’s bill,

Dove’s-foot,

Old Maid’s Nightcap,

Shameface.

Shameface?

No. Sweet face, she.

If I set her in an amulet,

they say she will make me smile.

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©2012, Jen Payne

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