Astonishing masses of white
Did not know then the leaf distinction between
rhododendron and azalea bushes
(more familiar with semi-arid geraniums and trumpet vines).
What sold me on this ordinary wartime brick bungalow
Built by racist hands.
For two springs now no buds or blossoms,
Through age or neglect
Time to lop off the non-producing branches, force a show
Or time to go?