On the patio looking at trees and closer in,
a pepper plant, foot tall with a crown of white blossoms
below which hang three glossy backpacks
carrying peppers to the next weigh station.
I carried the pepper home earlier this year as a seedling
on the backseat of my car along with tomato plants.
Tomatoes always grow. But peppers on the patio?
Alert! Hummingbird on desk sampling white basil flowers.