Truncated

It's always too soon
threescore years and more
elapsed some while before
still - it was early, my day begun
you gone, heaven's gate open all hours
bed side, the truncated cactus is pale
blooms beginning- you could have waited
one more week to see

Joining with Kim’s quadrille ‘Early because it is such a timely personal prompt and because Martin loved this early flowering cactus