'Nyctophile' and 'Scotophile', too, mean
"Lover of the night or darkness"
but 'Noctiflorous' wins as best poetic metaphor.
There are few photos to be found
of a noctiflorous bloom.
Are these gentle beauties
still winning a slow and ancient peek-a-boo contest?
You find out. I'll sleep.
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