Red Impatiens Wait for Me
by Jody Bailey Day
The red impatiens shriveled up today
And all but gave up hope
That I’d remember.
Their leaves clung bravely to the stalk
And hopeful buds strained
To hold their color.
When I finally saw their thirsty faces
And knew that they were
Near a drying end,
I left the sustenance of squash and
The needy green tomatoes
For the water hose.
The sweet red maidens will give to me
Another day or two of glory
For my eyes
And while I tend the required food
In the square kitchen garden
Used by permission Christian Devotions Ministry