Delicate Flower


Darlingly decisive in her deciduous decision

Folding origami Laelia leaves by perforated vein

Unfortunately having to tell fortune tellers

Crackled crystal balls cause poor eyesight in foresight

So remove the vase with fragility from the plaid cloth mantle

Guarding guests from sniffing the sour nectar

And cavalierly classifying the orchid as a strangers' self-portrait

Evading inevitable symbolism succeeding actualism

As if anything symbolizes anything actually

Almost as if taught teachings by teachers of all the things you can see

Should have made privy to us that none of them were meant to be you and me


Published at Quail Bell Magazine