Carolina Jasmine


It is our neighbors’ Carolina jasmine.

It has its roots on their side of the fence, but

It blooms magnificently on the fence, and

Cascades onto our side,

Spilling its white flowers in abundance,

Stretching its imperial tendrils into our patio.


Now, in May, I cannot recall if it blooms year round, but

No matter.

It is blooming with such clarity,

Declaring its greenness and whiteness so loudly,

That its blooming will stay with me through the year.


--May 9, 2013