Questions Posed to a Petal

Aurora Phoenix/Insights from “Inside”

Insights from "Inside"

i beheaded our love

as i pulled off each petal

tossing my angst

into the reckoning gale

oh, how I longed to believe you!

green, your calyx unfurled

unveiling vermillion corolla

scented heady uncertainty.

i inhaled misgivings where i sought

passion, and the cosmos

swallowed butterflies.

in the perpetual questioning

do you, do you not?

fingers stained from dissecting

pistil, pollen and essence

roses morphed to dandelions

each exhale seeded doubts

and towheaded whispers

blew flaxen future

floating, ephemeral

on roiling winds.

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2 thoughts on “Questions Posed to a Petal

  1. Wow. This is beautiful. I’m impressed for a few reasons, but especially at the ability to make botanical/scientific vocabulary lyrical.


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