Saturday, December 28, 2019

Poems Like Flowers

Send me poems like flowers
Bouquets of verse, collected
At roadside stalls, overheard
Truth in a turnip truck wearing
Overalls and work boots as it makes its way
To market.

Send me poems like friends
Companions to keep me
Company in the dark
Journey of the soul.

Send me poems stolen
Cyrano the Vandal
Ripped from books and folded into peace cranes,
Graveyard blooms that the dead will not
Miss to brighten the living.

Send me poems.