Last spring, I wanted something trouble-free
and found it in coneflower seed packets,
buying into the midsummer promise
of self-sowing sun lovers—now overrunning
the garden with nature’s lavender turns;
seed heads bristle symmetry, measure
upon tight measure, Fibonnaci’s weathered tune
luring goldfinches to August feasts.
About the Poet
Catherine Hamrick is a copywriter in the greater Atlanta area. She held editorial positions at Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, and Meredith Books. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Blue Mountain Review, storySouth, Pine Mountain Sand & Gravel, Tiny Seed Journal, The Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere.
For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.