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Not the Rose
dele

not for you, darling
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proud, wasteful genitalia
 2
arrange the absent shapes with your pretty hands
 3
pick out a spot where the sunlight pools, but
 4
 
 
best wait for spring, love
 5
for rotting organic matter to sprout
 6
instead of cheap oasis
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wrapped in the ghosts of carboniferous micro-organisms
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pour the water over your fingers instead, dear
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clean them of their hopeful sins
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save your carbon dioxide for the sky in which you swim
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light as pollen
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13 Feb 17

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Happy Valentine's Day. Nice poem
 — jenakajoffer

Took me a minute...loving the grown up words!
 — Isabelle5

thanks both- nice to see you're still round here!
I'm have doubts about this one; the title, the wordiness. I might trim its stems a little at some point, if you catch my drift.
 — dele

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