Thursday, January 8, 2009

geranium



   photo by Unique-Flower-Photos.com



Outside the stucco walls
(remembering
       the bombardment of the scent of lemon-drop candy)
nature's alchemy is caught in the mesh of death's gizzard,
replaying life&death's revolution.

Batting back my plaintive reprieves,
her passing pricks my heart,
leaving behind geranium's crimson signature.




using words1 from read write poem word prompt #7  (other poems)
and written for Kay Ryan, U.S. Poet Laureate, in memory of her life partner, Carol Adair2



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1 gizzard plaintive revolution crimson geranium alchemy pricks stucco
  bombardment candy signature batting mesh

2 http://www.marinij.com/ci_11400223
  http://www.moremarin.com/buzzhome/2009/01/...html