Hedera Helix

Your hands
are sun-torched and callous.
They’re the climbing evergreen

your dispirited bell-flower,
intertwined in those overbearing,
umbelliferous greens
and yellows.

I’d rather be with a lilac
or a lavender.
Someone pale blue
with traces of red
who will keep the moths away.

Amy Milligan

Amy Milligan grew up in a small rural town in Missouri. She currently attends Columbia College where she studies English literature and secondary education. She has lived across the state drawing inspiration from her experiences, relationships, and endless cups of coffee. She currently resides in Columbia, MO with her cat and travel companion, Madelyn.

Rachel Ruysch

Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) was a still-life painter from the Northern Netherlands. She specialized in flowers, inventing her own style and achieving international fame in her lifetime. Due to a long and successful career that spanned over six decades, she became the best documented female painter of the Dutch Golden Age. Source: Wikipedia