your arrival draws nigh, sweet xanthous crush, heralded in hearth and home
in tandem with summer’s solstice – dancing harbinger of plenty – which celebrates
anew, the burgeoning miracles, of mothers universal and personal,
your maturation emblematic of honored fertility rites.
I feel ancient druidic urges pulsing in collective maternal consciousness
redolent of lavender and verbena, beaming in the brilliant blooms
that we weave into flowered crowns
for ourselves and our much anticipated progeny.
bursting sweet amongst us, fresh to the world
you refresh tired or angsting souls
brimming with nectar, vim, vigor and vitality
I am reminded of love for all humanity.
warming to the world, as you will
you attune to your everlasting suns
radiating love and comfort, forging familial bonds
in joining, lives are lusciously juiced, as pineapples do.