Oh, But The Roses!

“oh, but the roses!”
she exclaims

where is the
soil underneath?

the exposed root?
misshapen leaf…

where are the imperfections
so frankly bared
to lead to the beauty
of flourishing red

petals

opening

welcoming

yet admonishing
you for your admiration



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[Impromptu. Written in sub 2 minutes]