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5-7-5s from hospital room 17

May 18, 2014
By EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath


A rose is crushed by
the same dark hands that folded
paper cranes and shared

hot mugs of tea with
me in hospital chambers
the year I got ill.

A rose is crushed near
the isolated corner
of a county park.

A crow dips his beak
in a pond there, slick green film
rising over the

cup of a floating
leaf. You are still, holding the
rose over the bank

of an echoing
memory-song. We used to
play here way back when,

but you usually
come alone now to pick the
petals off an oh-

so innocent thing.
It should have been saved. Of all
people, you should know.



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on Jun. 10 2014 at 12:06 pm
EPluribusUnum DIAMOND, Woodbine, Maryland
59 articles 24 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
I lift my lids and all is born again.
(I think I made you up inside my head)."
-Sylvia Plath

I've considered titling this "Funeral Flowers", which I think I prefer to the title it's under on here.