February 20, 2005

I need an orchid

I need an orchid
hardy, delicate, uncommon

It should be enough to
shove my sorrows aside
and bury me in beauty, pure and simple.

I need an orchid
to tease out my frailties and my impatience
to watch, eyes brimming, mouth agape
as it gathers itself, unassuming, to bloom
and remain full for months longer than any other bloom

I will be drawn to its strength
and quiet magnetism.

I need an orchid,
I need that.

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