rose ritual II

 

took surgical tongs
to a dried
rose aged dull 

 

purple heavy in
swan song lullaby
petal by petal

ice-frost fragile
tender yes no
yes no yes

no

‘can’t you tell
you can’t kill
what’s already dead’

Day 5 of National Poetry Month’s April Challenge. A poem a day is actually getting quite hard! Hope you’re enjoying it.