i can live without a magnolia;

i have been twice to buy one

the first nursery was sold out

the second one had heaps - huge purpled flowers with names like vulcan and star wars

how could the word “war” be on that  label ?

or indeed beings (on startrek) who try to live beyond emotion?


i bought a blood-red marguerite daisy

 i  seized a veronica

i  have sought ever since i heard it had something

to do with the passion - a legend that she (saint v) wiped

his face when he (jc)  was carrying

the cross and the language of flowers

attributes it with  fidelity

the blue of a veronica is as deep

as grief and this all the permission i need of flowers