Texas wildflower

Poetry: Politics Aside


A version of this story ran in the August 2015 issue.

Politics aside,
wildflower season brings out
the blue in Texas

I love Carie Juettner’s understated twist of observational loveliness in this tiny poem. When people in other states ask, as they frequently do, “Why do you live in Texas?” one could simply reply “For the flowers” and be done with it. —Naomi Shihab Nye