Yukiko Inoue

(Memphis, Tennessee)

Roses, You Must Be

Clusters of all blooming roses boast
petals within petals; closer inspection reveals
the mystery of each petal's inscrutable face.

Roses are cool and valiant in winter;
I love the haughtiness of summer roses
that blossom in shorter, more brilliant lives.

Last night's dream found me in the rose garden

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