wildflowers growing in a summer meadow
Another day of drizzle
soaks into the soil to feed 
wildflowers hiding
in the loam – resting there
in deep slumber.

Soon they will nudge
each other, stretch and 
climb to the surface,
snatching nutrients
along the steps to
emerging, giving birth
to a new season
of possibilities.

Annette Gagliardi

Annette Gagliardi grows many varieties of wildflowers in her garden, along with fruits, vegetables and children. Visit her website at: