Mom, can my friends stay the night?
You should have stayed home…
I lay by the pond on a sunny day, idly weaving a wreath of flowers.
When it was done, I set it atop the water and gave it a gentle nudge.
It floated to the center, a golden halo on a swath of cold blue.
“A crown fit for a king!” I merrily called to no one.
Then something stirred in the depths.
The blossoms lifted from the surface, light on the brow of a water nymph.
“Fit for a queen!” She cried boldly, a regal smile on her lovely face.
“I accept your offering and claim my kingdom!”
Crown and pose inspired by Bloom Design Studios
The Green Line: A Portrait of Madame Sapphire
Birch (Grey), July 2016
Birch, July 2016