The Vase of Flowers

A golden flower

Its petals sprinkled in red

Like its brothers and friends

I broke the stem and

littered it among the dead.

It bled white against its green life

It floated in the water.


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The Vase of Flowers

A golden flower

Its petals sprinkled in red

Like its brothers and friends

I broke the stem and

littered it among the dead.

It bled white against its green life

It floated in the water.

It's face upturned towards the burning sky.

Hours passed it wilted and died.