Flower as Metaphor

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I am not a flower

about to bloom, nor

one whose petals have fallen.

 

I am not a flower,

nor is this poem

my prurient confession:

 

I am not a flower

worn like a corsage,

or draped on coffin tops.

 

I am not defined

like a bridal bouquet

for I am not a flower.

 

Flowers are more

than what they are;

I am only what I am.

 

(July 31, 2018)

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