Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

I have seen some fading red roses (cavatina)


I have seen some fading red roses,
pink hollyhocks,
all withering at the end of summer,
stripped like rocks,
many trees standing like huge skeletons;
the sheer amok
that black ripe brings as it falls destroying,
and that all life has also an ending

Submitted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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