14th Feb

people buying cards

and bunches of roses

on Valentines day

 

I bought roses in a pot

so they can grow

even if only for a little while

 

cut flowers droop

and dry out and drop petals

and seem to symbolise

 

the death of love

 

a long painful process

with no roots planted

in a soft bed, mulched with life

and full of expectations

 

 

Copyright February 2020