Flowers - Poem by Tyler Wilcox
Labyrinthine fields of jasmine
Under my aching window.
You told me you wouldn't know whether
To hold or fold, I took the bait
And jumped from my hiding place.
I picked a bouquet
Of redolent lilies,
Held firm the stems
With both hands.
It was vital
I understood the scent
Of your flower kingdom.
I fell for the blossoms I heard
Waving their arms in the fields
To your garden song.
I would follow you
To the ends of the earth;
Anywhere but where you are.
Sunflower shines ultraviolet rays
Like private impersonal messages
That I receive like a telegraph - stop
Takes off in lunar lander
Leaves earth below - and fragile
You showed me these things;
Like a flower folded in a book
I held them tight for your sake.
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