Dear neighbor friend,
I watered your garden when you were gone
out of friendship, and there is no need
to bring me flowers for this deed.
Yet you are kind and I welcome your gift.
But you have so much sun next door –
I covet the colorful bounty of your yard.
So next time, when I water your landscaping
bring me flowers from your garden,
not flowers from the store.
Their glory is not less but more.