Dahlia rules October blooms

Red heads show off fancy cloaks

Fingers of fluffy petals point wildly

Mexican Bush Sage explodes purple spikes

Violet velvet villifies challenging growth

Surrendering, Coleus surrounds

With growths of ruffled leaves

Labyrinths of color intertwine

Chartreuse mingling with plum waves

Toward the knolls of lush grassy green

Tall Caribbean Copper plants drop back

Sherry colored Sentinels not to be outdone

Murmur amidst warning autumn winds

Mounded dollops of burgundy Mums

Lush inheritance serenely astonishing

Proud majesty humbly awaits it’s court

Polished paprika Peppers pose

Amongst the brandied Mums

Trumpets of Cuphea, like cardinal heads

Dangle over coral Lantanna

Cigars of flaming red billow pollen

Amongst Red Globe Amaranth

Sumptuously scattering seed

Sowing their futures together

Asparagus Ferns with their fronds of plumes

Coax a flush of holly red beries that surprise

Languishing Rose Molloy Hibiscus

Whose florid blooms beckon butterflies

Vermilion double blossomed begonias

Plushly adorn an undulating carpet of rubicond petals

As of yet untarnished by the fall of leaves

© copyright 2018 Maria Carmichael DeSalvo

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