She thrust her pointed daggers
upward and outward
concave deep green leaves
adorned with white spots
front and back.
Basks in winter sunshine.
from a center core at the base
spiny and plump
with white designs
on the spruce green leaves.
Winter is flowering season
one long stem bursts above
like a quiet barn swallow
shooting up from the center
of a rosette in the springtime
one salmon pink flower
fills my mornings with a delicate scent
no fragrance can match
the fragile beauty of her perfume.
Partridge Breast is a sun worshipper
thrives in the south-facing window
prefers to drink less in winter.
Partridge Breast is the Queen of my collection
succulents and cacti, my delights.
Partridge Breasted Aloe brings
a sense of peace to my home.
When spring rains turn towards
Summer’s cat-like days
my succulent friends spend their
vacation on my sun-drenched porch
where no grooming is necessary.
By Lynda McKinney Lambert, 2017
Lynda is the author of Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, Available on Amazon.com and Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems (go to Author’s Page to
order this book). Visit her Website & Blog www.lyndalambert.com and her Author’s Page:
http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/. She was nominated for “Best of the Net” for for her 2016-2017 Essay. First Snow, Lynda’s first Chapbook, is now ready for publication in 2018. Currently she is working on Star Signs: New and Seleectd Poems by Lynda
McKinney Lambert. Expected publication is late 2018. Contact Lynda for more information.