FLOWERS – By Christopher E. Loti

We’ve seen flowers

Of all colours

Flowers that are bright

Flowers, blue and nice

Flowers that invite bees

Flowers that kiss breeze

Beautiful flowers

Flowers are different

Some hold strong firmament

This flower radiates fragrance of scent

Opens its petals for my sake

Kindles my heart

Knows not the word ‘hurt’

Passionate and loving flower

Beware of phony flowers

Which pretend to fulfill heart desires

Flowers with uncircumcised petals

Blooming flowers

With smouldering pollen

Burning anther and stigma

Unforgiving flowers

In turmoil; fighting with hard lines

Opening mystery drawers

Where they hide concoction

Poisoning your soul without remorse

Macabre flowers