DAILY PHOTO: Black-eyed Susans, Chicago

Taken in the summer of 2018 in Chicago

POEM: Hangdog Flower

A flower by a creek,
swaying like a metronome.
Its bright and bulbous head
sits atop a skinny stalk

Oh, are you counting time?
Or is time foreign for you?

Your scent rides on the air.
Your petals flame bright yellow.
Your every aspect
is a call for attention,

and yet you bow your head
like a dog caught in the act.

DAILY PHOTO: Yellow Water Crowfoot

Taken in April of 2012 at Yellow River Park