Frances’ Flowers

© Matthew Word Bain

architecture from the early decades
of the automobile, repurposed
in the service of
as tokens of love
or care, or appreciation

this place looks a little tired
even in its current guise
I imagine floral sales
have been down
with everything else

the mint green portico roof
comes as a welcome surprise
as does the reincarnation of this
service station as home to a florist