Sumacs


Words and images © Lizzie Ballagher

Sumacs

Thanks to Gill & Nick, who planted these lovely trees!

Exploding fireworks:
wheels & fractal stars of gold, sienna,
yellow, green & red
with velvet tufts of seed-heads.

All along the dull road’s edge
their candle-flames catch fire.

© Lizzie Ballagher

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