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Four O'clock Saturday

I have stumbled across a new passion: writing. It is proving to be insightful and rewarding.

It's 3:55.
In five minutes it will happen.
Does anyone ever see it?
Do you know what it brings?

Two minutes more.
Soon enough with not a minute to spare.
It's 4:00!
As the clock strikes four, four o'clock flowers surrender to fully open themselves and bloom.

Mysterious things occur when they don't bloom. If they aren't blooming, they are likely napping and need some water to remind them.

Theirs is the true heart, a kindred spirit that awakens with fresh awareness each day to shine ever present in themselves.

So should you become thirsty remember to always water the four o'clocks and take a drink from the hose.

As your thirst is quenched remember it's okay to give thanks to the whispering four o'clocks.

For by the light of the moon they brighten the way forward for kindred lovers.

(Disclaimer: Drink from a garden hose at your own risk. If you're old fashion like me, you did it as a kid and didn't suffer any ill side effects)

© 2020 Laurie S Novak


Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on September 16, 2020:

Thank you again, Prithviraj Shirole. Don't tell anyone, but four o'clocks bloom whenever they want! LOL

Prithviraj Shirole from India on September 15, 2020:

It was a wonderful read and amazing photos.

Laurie S Novak (author) from Michigan on September 09, 2020:

Thank you, Sannyasi, Brenda, & Linda! I appreciate you dropping by to comment. I will continue to amuse with my muses! LOL

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 06, 2020:

Thank you for sharing the photos and the writing. It was very interesting to learn about four o'clock flowers.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on September 05, 2020:

Lovely one. I love how you caught my attention in the beginning.

It is quite amazing that four oclocks can tell time.

I remember drinking from the hose...i think our way of life back then was alot simpler.

Sannyasi Raja from Durgapur, West Bengal, India on September 04, 2020:

Very nice.

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