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To Speak With Blossoms

"Carnation" - Intramuros, 2011
“Carnation” – Intramuros, 2011

white blossoms

for a

bridal;

white blooms

for a

grave;

scarlet poppy

for a

memory;

red roses

for the

brave.

 

we plant

we pick

we pluck

we give…

to what

end?

 

affection

affectation;

passion

provocation;

apology

annoyance;

we speak

with blooms

the very

words

our mouths

dare not

say.