A flower will love you

when you place it in a vase

its petals slowly unfolding

their god-given beauty

day after day

taste it in your lips

savor it in your tongue

feel it with exploring hands

because one day

it will all be taken away

with teeth and fists clenched

no other choice

this beautiful flower

will die in your arms

it will sacrifice its life

the haunting cries

of a flower died

just for a smile.


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Published by Joanne Giselle Degamo