Garden Tour

Poetry for the cycles

Samantha Lazar
Write Under the Moon
1 min readApr 29, 2024


Colorful cosmos garden
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

an orange-eyed cicada, fresh from its shell
awakened from a long nymph-hood
greeted me on the tongue of an iris
this morning

a garden tour — it’s been thirteen years
since my son emerged and all these seasons
later — I finally dug the earth for azaleas
I love to get…