No matter how fast my heart,

yours beats faster.

What would ever
make you stay?

A rose named for Frédéric Mistral.
The Arctic Queen Nectarine.

Orchids in Malawi
(over four hundred species).

Kashmiri meadows, a perfume
that almost hurts.

Perhaps a miraculous shift
- red or dress or attitude -

would keep you hovering here
more than a millisecond touch-and-go.

No matter how fast my heart,
yours beats faster.