DOMINATION OF TULIPS
Tulips unconceal their many doors, as each petal spades
into giving cool rain
and pistils rise through rooms under trees.
Breezes in mobius patterns flow close to the ground,
as far above, cloud-systems merge
and disperse, on this seasonal seam between winter and spring.
Pink tulips, with inner parabolas of white stars, sprout
in rows on municipal plots, pop up
among weeds at the birthing spots of deer.
Petals nest all around cup water and quiver
to pongs of slowed rain, and rumble of cars.
In a backyard, a man thumbs a purple tulip,
and he begins to open.