the colour of the petals of the rose


your flowers withered
in the gentlest of the ways

petals dried in heat,
but languidly, with grace
heads bowing, browning
but staying whole, intact — 

i wish our love to be this subtle:
shimmying harbour in the deepest blue,
waves of the desire hurling,
burning sand up in the night
until it runs like a sea of café latte  
topped with strawberry sauce.

the colour of the petals of the rose.

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10 responses to “the colour of the petals of the rose

  1. this is different for you ( in the form not content) delightful I think you should share at http://onestoppoetry.com to get more

  2. Beautiful as always. . .if you’d like, please stop by and link a love poem to my “Love Letter Fest.” I’d love to have you join in! Really appreciate your musings!

  3. love the first two lines… so sad and beautiful all at once

  4. This one’s spacious and visual. I especially like the café latte reference. Very nice :-)

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