whalemates said 3 years, 10 months ago:

Flowers aren’t made to be
Beautiful
Or fill in hopeless metaphors
to match the drapes of
figurative decor
They were meant to
Survive
and
Die
Like the Sun will only kiss its love
to pale the petals,
pump its veins dry,
and kill the buds
the same way they grew
Because love kills
in ugly ways
.
The water will only leaks to the
Fastest roots
not the Kindest,
or the Docile stems.
The shrubs will
wither
and
wilt
For not being strong,
or not strong enough.

The weeds will live
They find their
aesthetic
in between
dirt corners
No ostentatious shade of green
will need to pay its worth
to the poisonous pallet of colors

But the world cultivating beauty
will only save
the ones they
judge saving,
They stomp on the
good ones,
and call their plucked petals
poetry
- July 21

richardc said 3 years, 10 months ago:

right . . .
flowers were meant
to live and die
no drapes
no saves
so
like us

nivi. said 2 years, 1 month ago:

@whalemates
Thanks for this.
And come back.