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.