Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Yellow Severed

the first thing I ever gave a girl?

I gave flowers.

I gave flowers to a girl I didn’t know

no tender


strings attached

being young, she was younger

could just utter words

each time I saw her

she was


I never left the brick fence,


she stood,


I would pass daisies through the

C r a c k s

on the walls

and let them bunch up in gold rows

I knew flowers made girls happy

plucked and passed

I had no need for daisies growing on the floor,

older Sister witnessed

sitting in a tree :


First comes love,

Then comes marriage,

Then comes baby in the golden carriage.


Strings came crashing down


I never saw her again

daisies never grew back.

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