Shaun Shane

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Daffodil


take a daffodil
and pop
the flower
and hold it
in your hand
then squeeze
and unfurl your fist
seeing only
the mangled mess



beauty is so easy
to destroy
with willful force


be careful

Submitted: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Edited: Saturday, April 13, 2013

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  • Yash Shinde (10/23/2012 2:21:00 AM)

    tells how fragile beauty is. it is so difficult to preserve it.loved this one (Report) Reply

  • H. Reese (7/5/2012 11:40:00 AM)

    Beauty is our most treasured and fragile thing. Go to Google, search The Truth Contest, click the first result, begin reading The Present (Report) Reply

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