Daisies, circled in a sand tray:
Perfect concentric, symmetrical necklaces
Earn the coveted first prize.
The indigenous category:
Fynbos with incongruous coastal remnants
Clustered uncomfortably in ceramic cones,
Holding heads up; stoic in the highveld heat.
The sweated-out, nudging prize-giving:
Neurotic nasturtiums pant for accolade,
Judges criticise their presentation.
An indigo, facetious hydrangea arrangement
Accepts the gold medal
In the late, plant-dehydrated afternoon.