Posted Monday, August 20th, 2007
That which we call a rose
Thank you for this single red rose bud.
It’s just perfect that you thought of it.
But what I really wanted, you should know,
was one of those pairs of red underwear
folded around a plastic stem to look
like a rose bud – wrapped in cellophane
on the convenience store counter –
sometimes beside the real roses.
I wonder if you thought of that.
Something to remember me by, you might have said.
(Maybe. At least, something I could use.)
Thank you, but I can do nothing with your real rose,
that is now, (look), just gorgeous in its vase,
standing tall and alone in full blossom.
Comments [post a comment]
Posted by Nicholas Taylor on Monday, August 20th, 2007 at 11:38 PM
Wow! Thanks! (I will surprise my wife...)
Posted by Saleh Razzouk [ firstname.lastname@example.org
] on Tuesday, August 21st, 2007 at 2:29 AM
this is the ideoogy of death and life. not good and evil.
new piece in fact.