Holly Says Sobriety Is Paying Attention

Orange tabby in the foxglove.
Four beets in a bag.
The poppy’s blocky skeleton.
A net full of mulberries,
                        at the point
                        they let go.

the soft knots
of the crochet.
Begin again.
there’s a lily.
there’s another one.

Copyright © 2023 by Susan Landers. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on June 12, 2023, by the Academy of American Poets.