The wild bergamot I have noted
is a lovely shape for a hat
a squat thing with crazy skinny
plumes erupting from its top
a lavendar color that while nice
for a flower would have to be changed
to red or black possibly purple
but the shape oh the shape cries out
to be made into a hat!
Alas I am no hatmaker
though my long gone
Great Aunt Elizabeth
did go to millinery school
according to my grandmother
because she talked too much
in regular school and was kicked out
finishing only the sixth grade.
I would like to know now if this story
is true but there is no one left to ask
and now I note with some longing
that wild bergamot is a very lovely
shape for a hat and if I were a
hatmaker I would certainly make one.