I love big, bright, blooming Amaryllis inside during the winter, but they seem comical outside in spring.
These poor Beauty Queens did not ask to be hybridized into showy giants.
They would probably rather be tall, ugly weeds than painted, potted flowers.
But they did not get to make the choice of whether to be wild or tame.
So here they are, comically colorful clowns in the garden.
Too big and too bright to be taken seriously.
Just as man intended, not as nature recommended.
Manipulated for man’s enjoyment.
I am and will continue to be a tall, ugly weed.
(‘Identity’ poem by Julio Naboa Polanco)
Stay safe, Stay Home, Wear a Mask (even if you are a man)