Waiving Flags

red flags, white flags
durags, all just
dye on cloth,

half-mast, is still
raised half and i raise
this glass to toast
the trees,

for how they keep their
speeches brief, and
shade me here
on porch,

in tribute, i too
will keep this
short.

image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tricolour_(flag)

image: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Norfolk_Island

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