Don’t give your heart or bed to a tulip.
Early riser perhaps, but an elegant fraud,
its brief perfection and arrogant nod,
mask a sharp penchant for nasty gossip
and a stingy streak that cheats the poor bee
hungry for the sweet taste of pollen.
Some may find the geranium common.
Its generous bloom and bold greenery
leave little to the imagination.
But after all, Jefferson brought one here.
For sheer hardiness there isn’t a peer-
just the blossom for a brand new nation.
Or, if affairs of the heart are a little bit hazy
Might I suggest you befriend a daisy?