Regular Poem: A Rose Is a Rose Is a Rose

19 Apr

if you ever needed more evidence
that flowers
are just
pretty weeds

try to kill a rose bush

i dare you

it comes back
more luscious
and thorny
than before
and seemingly
in a matter of
minutes

just embrace the rose bush
accept the rose bush
make it the centerpiece
of your yard

but as soon as you do that
lay any expectation on it
it dies

i don’t know whether it’s a
paradox or
a conspiracy

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