Monday, April 7, 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 7: Four Red Lilies

Four red lilies festoon my kitchen table
dangling their stems in a square glass vase
turning their heads from huddled yellow roses
in the back of my square table

Four red lilies bloom on my kitchen table
One opened so wide losing every petal in two days
another perfect and trying to stay that way
while the last two hold tight to save themselves for another day

Four red lilies die on my kitchen table
drowning in murky brown water
one petal remains from the first
the second still botox beautiful
and the most tragic, the two that shouldn’t have waited

Four red lilies still on my kitchen table

1 comment:

  1. That's the awful thing about cut flowers. They start dying and looking terrible, but I don't want to throw them out.
    I'm visiting via the NaPoWriMo list. My team's blog is Poetry of the Netherworld.