WIDOWER

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Roses untended, hands crippled

Submitted: January 26, 2008

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Submitted: January 26, 2008

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WIDOWER


Rosebush untrimmed –
petals
dry as parchment,
fragile as moths’ wings.

Gnarled hands –
arthritic,
brittle as old breadsticks,
secateurs unusable.

Extended drought –
neglected,
untended,
withering.



James Gagiikwe © 2008


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