low growing, secretive nondescript.
There’s no tassel tossing, marching
in rows, changing to crackling gold.
Carol Smallwood, a multi-Pushcart nominee in RHINO, Drunken Boat, began writing after she retired and returned to college. In Hubble’s Shadow (Shanti Arts, 2017) is her most recent poetry collection. Carol’s founded, supports humane societies.