‘My Fuchsia’ by Ruth Fainlight.

My fuchsia is a middle-aged woman who's had fourteen children, and though she could do it again, she's rather tired.   All through the summer, new blooms. I'm amazed. But the purple and crimson have paled. Some leaves are yellowed or withering.   These buds look weaker and smaller, like menopause babies. Yet still she's [...]