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Rose

Haworth Hodgkinson

 

Thirteen nights
I hear the single rose
riding high
on waves of polyester.

Thirteen mornings
I find petals
on the stair.

Thirteen excuses
to turn away
the postman.

Thirteen ways
to lose
your blissful smile.

 


Written 2004

Published in A Weakness for Mermaids, 2007
(Koo Press)

A Weakness for Mermaids


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