Thursday, July 31, 2014

How to Make a Bouquet Last

How to Make a Bouquet Last

I made a bouquet without ribbon

formed only by the weight and pressure of the flowers
and my hands

Naturally it came apart
and this is how I sent it to you

I scattered the flowers so you would not find them

too quickly

Some of the flowers I cast out as ideas
Those won’t come to you for years

Heavy medallions of Queen Anne’s lace
peppery breath of marigolds

May you never find them all


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