Bloody Petals Raining Down

A rose.

Vibrant petals,

Deep red,

Glowing softly

In the setting sun.

Like a kiss,

Crimson lips

Planted on a thorny stalk.

A sparrow.

Swift wings,

Gray and brown,

Not as boring

As you'd think.

Crafty eyes

Narrow in

Upon the flower.

A whoosh of air.

The sparrow,

A blur.

The rose shivering wildly.

The smart little bird

In the dewy grass.

Swift wings splayed

A crimson kiss on its chest.

The beautiful red rose

Once a ravishing and majestic flower

Sways recklessly

Falls beside its victim.

Bloody Petals Raining Down.