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How candlewood sings


Who knows which flow spawns the Ocotillo
desert opulence sparked by just enough
blessed beacon
strong enough, here enough


What a Jacob’s ladder 
of myriad mutual ascension
how your colors voice your song
loud enough, real enough


Whether a budding wonder withers or thrives
so shows everlasting slimwood
hangs on sometimes naught
but a drop mere enough


Why not honor with gratitude
the coachwhip’s evidence of origin
exploding in front of us
fine enough, wise enough


Thus where my vine cactus suffers shortage
may others allot some, enjoying enough
So do I my part
and give of me, lavishly
Where I do have enough
Because I have enough


While I claim not all I desire
yet still hold a flaming sword
to spare, to square
alleviate, reciprocate
affording grace to each other
fair enough, true enough


And when what I present
falls short, fails still
may you know my Ocotillo glow
long enough, well enough
for blessed candlewood to enlighten
swift enough, clear enough


NOTES

'I can give. I want to give. I will give. Because I have enough.'


Submitted for Poetry Society National Poetry Competition 2014



SOURCES INCLUDE
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fouquieria_splendens
https://www.desertmuseum.org/kids/oz/long-fact-sheets/Ocotillo.php


Fouquieria splendens.


Commonly known as ocotillo,

but also referred to as

coachwhip, candlewood, slimwood, desert coral,

flaming sword, Jacob's Staff, Jacob Cactus, and vine cactus.




With thanks to unknown image source.