April 2013

“Sin,” Ensign, Apr. 2013, 69


A little blue flower—

It didn’t belong in my garden,

But it looked so appealing,

Smelled so sweet.

What could it hurt to leave it?

Pretty blue bells,

Deep green leaves

On dainty, curling stems

That slowly, silently

Choked the life out of my lilies.

Lisa J. South lives in Oklahoma, USA. Illustration by Greg Newbold.