I was planning to bring you flowers

But they fade and die

You no longer see living plants

In a garden

Or a park


I brought you something more lasting


A purple tinged succulent

In a glass cube


You can see the soil

The moss and roots

And then I saw the flower

Of a bruise

On your temple

The blossoming


On your cheek

You are the flower

That needs tending

But my hands are tied

Like the bunch of flowers

I didn’t bring


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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