"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2017 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 or get my first book and see how the work evolves with new books rolling out next year.


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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