The Great Reversal

frosty trellis


Where once a green and virile vine

Twined its length upon your frame,

Frost has thrust his hoary head,

Icy claws have staked their claim.


Do not lose hope as Winter’s grip

Sinks fangs of doom into your heart;

Where once his frozen work remained,

Spring’s greenery will grow her art.



Raise the Roof

clematis trellis celing


Let no suspended ceiling

dictate your head-room, mandate

mobility, stunt your bloom.


If life’s limitations lay

down Murphy’s Law and suppress

evolution, raise the roof.