Poetry 101 Rehab: Flora

once,
he asked her what
would
symbolize
her love.

she shrugged one shoulder,
smiled neat white teeth.
they spoke no more
of it.

(life proceeded
just as usual)

things changed,
unnoticed, until
the changes were too
deeply
embedded.

(may as well be
carved in stone)

and after that
she arranged a
delivery.

(picked at random online
charged a credit card)

flowers arrived in
a hidden vase,
standing tall in clean water.

they wilted under
harsh sun

(poorly-placed
in the kitchen)

and died the week next.

the card remained new:
as these flowers die,
so too does
love.

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