Today, I saw a yucca bloom-
its beauty rising up from spines,
a flower in a desert spot--
Reminding me of mother, gone.
Memories waft upon the air
with images of yucca bloom--
Reminding me of mother’s home
-She beautified a desert spot.
Ivory flowers graceful stand
much like my mother’s stately stance--
Today, I saw a yucca bloom
and wished that I could see again…
My childhood home with mother there
and songbirds singing in the air
Then-- sweetly on the singing breeze
the scent of yucca entered in.
Today, I saw a yucca bloom…