Late Bloom

I am desperate
Like a late-spring dogwood bloom
Browning drooping and dying
I’ll sell you a too sweet scent, sickening
Somebody prune and pick me please
Place me in your pretty little kitchen vase
I have a few gulps of life left in me yet
I promise I will perk right up
These last remaining petals
Delicate but holding tight
Desire one more day



Photography of a dying dogwood bloom found on

~ by April on August 20, 2015.

7 Responses to “Late Bloom”

  1. Oh to perk you up …

  2. I loved this! You are seriously good.

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