Posts Tagged ‘lilies’




what I say and what I want

to say, a thousand

thousand lilies grow and throw

their perfume everywhere—

oh they could give a shit

about propriety

or rules

or scores

or lists of tiptoed shoulds.


And they don’t give a damn

about some petty pleasantries

around the weather.


Sometimes I fancy

you can smell

their warm and honeyed


bright and lively,

fancy you might

visit all these petals

arching through our awkward spaces

oh so pinkly,


fancy you might find delight

in how

with unguarded exuberance

they thrive

(can you smell them?

I do)


in these miles and miles

of provocative

untouched sweetness

so bountiful

between us.

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