The etiquette of stars and flowers

The lane daffodils are in the full burst of flower. The orchard daffodils flurry to catch up. The grass patch daffodils are still green. They have not long since pushed up, a cheeky phallic mob of chlorophyllic buds, waving in the wind as I drive past. I can imagine them heckling me, but I can’t think what they might be saying. Something immature, slightly out of earshot, mischievous, a daffodil in-joke. It’s a bright sharp spring day. Fat white clouds shuffle across a classically blue sky. When the sun drops, the stars have the night to themselves. They are much older than even the lane daffodils, and do not need to heckle anyone. 


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