Colleen M. Farrelly


fat drops prattle on

the roof antagonizing

and punching my backyard ferns

powerless to fight

back like U.N. peacekeepers

standing watch in Kigali


April’s gentle breeze

coaxes young bromeliads

to show their reds and purples

from a winter’s sleep

I drink in the scent of life

restoration after war

Colleen M. Farrelly © 2018