The Iris Advisory

selective focus photography purple petaled flower on field

Put a joy thought

Like a bouquet of store bought

Purple Dutch irises

In between the crevices

Of your forlorn heart

Do it with intention

Not as an afterthought

Poem by Monique S. Simón

Monique S. Simón is a native of Antigua, Caribbean. After a difficult diagnosis of ME/CFS, she retired from her career as a college professor and education programs developer. She now devotes much of her “well time” to writing poetry and short fiction. Fascinated by nature’s colors and the ways of birds, she is cultivating a formal garden at her home in Upstate, New York where she enjoys observing the natural environment.