The amaryllis catches light
in petal prisms, fancy’s sleight;
look to science if you must
but I will call it pixie dust.
I do realize, dear reader, that not all of you are old enough to remember Walt Disney’s version of “Peter Pan,” featuring Tinkerbell and her pixie dust. But you can imagine. It’s hard not to be drawn to Neverland; that second star to the right was beautiful. And who, after all, wants to grow up?