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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Azalea Plant




Azalea Plant

They wheel her down
the corridor toward
the looming automatic
door opening outward
to a new life with only
an azalea plant
she cut off the congratulations ribbon
stuck her nail in the baby balloon
left the stuffed bears and smiles
up in Maternity
mother only to this
azalea plant who she
just could not bear to
leave
also
to die
alone



2 comments:

  1. Oh.No words for this one. Left me breathless. Imagination went right there and oh.

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  2. Beautiful and poignant. A mastery of understatement (so much more powerful than hyperbole).

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