The Jacaranda

The Jacaranda bloom in May
And splash their purple color
Against the dull grey sky.
They seem to glow much brighter
On these humid afternoons,
And the striking contrast pleases me
As twilight gently falls.

When the petals started dropping,
I wanted to collect them, save them,
Put them all together
And send them off to you,
But they fell in pieces
And were never quite the same.

Now when I see the color purple,
I think of you and Jacaranda.
You are my splash of color
Against the dull grey sky.