"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2016 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw.


Polly Alice

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Hate Roses


I hate roses
I hate roses and their thorns
I hate deadheads
 the lattice cut by angry aphids
the juice of beetles
the strangling webs 
of hungry caterpillars
I hate roses
In what way could they ever 
represent undying love
Why this fainting beast of a flower?
 When I cut off all its gruesome branches
down to the stub, they simply regrow 
full bloom .

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