One of those huge new hybrids would be niceó
but just one, please. I can barely
comprehend the complexities of a single bud.
A dozen overwhelms.
Knock on my door when I least expect it.
Be holding it out. Wear that special smile
of one who knows he has done a good thing.
I am as pleased with you as you are, despite
being aware your real reward will come
when you deliver the remaining eleven
to the one you bought them for.
--Elaine Parker Akin