Remnants of An Uncertain Love

By Marianne Bickett
copyright 2009
.
The birthday flowers are yet
Immersed, sipping with green straws-
Half swallowed or nearly drowned –
One by one I pluck nodding
Blossoms, blackened and wilted
At the moment of their faint
I lift the withered pieces
and carry them in my croning hands,
scatter them in places where they
may stay or tumble in the wind
.
The last stoic blooms
Of slender amethyst daisies
Next to white, puffy petals
Amidst naked stems remain
Exposed and hesitant
Only the leaves still seem untouched
Like the day they arrived, verdant with open
Palms in some kind of incantation
Offerings of love and celebration
.
And I wonder, is this the rose that comes
So brightly, a kiss, a whisper of something
Distant, then folds upon itself?
A silent collapse, a closing tight?
.
A time goes by then and from
The vacant stare of an empty vase,
I ponder love’s return.


Categories: poem by Marianne Bickett, Uncategorized

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: