Search

Florida

Updated: Feb 18, 2021

(I was under the impression that I was asked to write a poem about Florida for a publication, so I went ahead and did so. But, it turns out this particular project is not theme-specific. In the meanwhile, I had written a poem about this subject and I thought, why not share it with all of you! It also specified a required length so it’s not very long.

Enjoy!)



Florida


palm fronds galore...

a native Floridian

I am not

although perhaps after over two

decades

in this state replete with

sunshine and

moon glow

hibiscus blooming in

winter

oceanside views

and water tributaries

everywhere

I should at least consider myself

a fortunate long term

transplant


this life has provided me with

global wanderings and

residences

from Brazil to India

to the French West Indies

to name just a few

and I have chosen Florida

(or perhaps, she, me)

for this extended residency


hibiscus

sunshine

and darting lizards


Florida has offered me home and hearth

and for this I am


grateful

Annie Kiyonaga

2021




17 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All