i can live without a magnolia;

since I emailed  my sister I cant live another day without one

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  bowed before 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