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The Amaranth

Rating: 3.9

is an imaginary flower that never fades.
The amaranth is blue with black petals,
it's yellow with red petals,
it's enormous and grows into the shape
of a girl's house,
the seeds nestle high in the closet
where she hid a boy.
The boy and his bike flee
the girl's parents from the tip
of the leaves, green summer light
behind the veins.
The amaranth is an imaginary flower
in the shape of a girl's house
dispensing gin and tonics
from its thorns, a succulent.
This makes the boy's bike steer
off-course all summer, following
the girl in her marvelous car,
the drunken bike.

He was a small part of summer,
he was summer's tongue.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 04 June 2016

This is imagination overflowing its cup! ! ! ! So fresh and original! ! ! I am bedazzled by it.... I must read more Matthew Rohrer!

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Edward Kofi Louis 04 June 2016

From its thorns! Thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 04 June 2016

Lovely poem about an imaginary flower with an imagery involving a girl and a boy. Thanks. The amaranth is an imaginary flower dispensing gin and tonics from its thorns, a succulent.

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Jasbir Chatterjee 04 June 2016

What a lovely poem...Congrats on being poet of the day!

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