Mark Heathcote

Gold Star - 4,705 Points (22/03/66 / Manchester)

Purple Violet - Poem by Mark Heathcote

Have I been frozen out?
And have I grown in discontent
A purple violet
With a darkening portent:

Have I chasten my heart
To press forth roots…
And not break through the earth.
Not to flower in lowly offshoots.

Oh am I a man of carbon
Am I a broker of what can’t be spent?
Yet I have plenty of condominiums…
Empty of what I rent.

Will I have long enough?
To see what holds the floorboards up
What holds the ceilings aloft?
Over me
Oh will this purple violet…
Ever raise its head from its deathbed.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 15, 2013


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