Monday, October 1, 2012

Fake Flowers

Fake Flowers

The idea of the flower,
petals cut from creased
polyester, glue dew drops,
flexible stems of green
plastic tapering at the ends,
where, if you nicked
the casing, there would be
wire exposed, waiting
to be twisted up against
the end of another wire,
not to make a bomb,
to make a wreath in honor
of the undying, which no
season calls us to celebrate.


  1. I am thoroughly impressed by how succinctly and vividly you described the case-nicking/wire twisting.

  2. What skill in this poem, Hannah. I admire what your poem conveys in just a few lines.


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