poetry

forget-me-nots

Tiger lilies and cats don't go together...

Dandelions dare to dizzy the gardener,
And daisies dutifully dress the dead;
An imported iris signals great respect,
And roses arouse the newly wed.

A sunflower shines a kiss for the sick
And tulips might tempt or tame a rage;
Tiger lilies and cats don’t go together,
Nor do some people and purple sage.

But what would I do with an empty vase
Except put it away with the porridge pots?
For between us there is just dust to water,
Save the sobering blooms of forget-me-nots.


 

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