Late Thoughts

A slower-fading flower, of sweeter fragrance, she

allows me the consolation of drinking with my ears

diamond dewdrops she lets fall from her leafy

fingers

as her stem shoots sunward

in her shadow I will wither.

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Image by US Nessie – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16818337

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