Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Underside of a Rose

The Underside of a Rose

Have you ever seen the underside of a rose?

Where the petals connect to the stem

Reaching one into the other – so close.

I thought perhaps you had not seen,

For few would think to look

In the places from which beauty blooms.

So I placed it here on your desk for you

In the same way that it fell,

Layers of velvet cream.