no matter what, these poppies coax a smile
it is an artificial arrangement that my sister brought me years ago,
it sat in my office where the sun shone in on it and I had a birdseye view of the bright colors,
it always helped me retain my humor, particularly in negotiation sessions
it now resides in my home, various places, always in a place where it adds 'pop'
an area that when I turn the corner, or see it head-on,
I smile and feel joy!