Bosschaert the elder, Ambrosius; Tulips and Other Flowers in a Glass Bowl; National Trust, Calke Abbey; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/tulips-and-other-flowers-in-a-glass-bowl-169376

tea leaves 
spell out my 
thursday blues 
my mother calls it 
restless mind. 

Plastic tulips sit 
on my nightstand 
so that at least one thing 
is timeless 

every morning the 
sun sinks into 
my chambers 
invitation only 

I make groundless 
within these buoyant 

Amanda Boyer is a CU-Boulder graduate and creative personality who writes poetry and fiction and spends her off days with her golden retriever, strongly defending hops over malt.