blue white and red poppy flower field

I spread wildflower seeds across
my yard of pineneedle detritus dirt. Bring
the color, pop the bland, and reintroduce
native. Maybe by next spring
this land will burst to life again.

S. Marie Watkins

S. Marie Watkins is a writer from Lake Tahoe, California. They have been featured in the Oakland Arts Review, Oddball Magazine, Santa Clara Review, and Living in the Mountains Anthology. They were the poetry winner of the 2022 Mental Health Awareness Writing Contest in Please See Me Lit Mag. If they are not sitting in front of their laptop, they can be found within the aisles of a library or along a path within the Tahoe Basin National Forest. Check out more of their work at https://linktr.ee/smwm