The tulips at the Honor Heights Gardens
always remind me of Cindy.
She and I used to go there every spring with our children.
One year the gardeners pulled up the faded tulips
and gave them to the visitors.
Cindy and I took some home to plant in our yards.
Every year since Muskogee tulips have bloomed
in spring in my flowerbed.
I miss my friend,
but I remember her again every spring
At tulip time.