‘The Golden Shower Tree’ By Ellen Chia

Who would have thought
A bare slouchy lean lass
Like you could retaliate
Summer’s scorch
By bursting into a marvel
Of riotous yellow?

Blooming clusters dangled
Copiously from your
Scrawny limbs like
Opulent gold adornments,
Summer’s glare glazed you
Through and through;
I stared and I stared
Till the gold seemed
A glistening molten –
Honey.

I imagined standing
In your shade
With mouth agape,
Catching blobs of the liquid
With my greedy tongue;
My paws waving
In tipsy ecstasy,
My gratified growl
Drowning out
The drone of bees.


Ellen lives in Thailand. Whilst pondering over the wonders and workings of her tiny universe, she finds herself succumbing time after time to the act of poetry making. Her work has been published in The Ekphrastic Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Neologism Poetry Journal, Zingara Poetry Review, The Tiger Moth Review and Chiron Review.


Photo By Beverly Buckley

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