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For the Love of Lilies

by Oonah V. Joslin

My lilies are lovely this year,
gaudy yet elegant flowers;
their stamens stain
but in wind or rain
they last so few hours.

I cut a few for a vase in case
of downpours,
a kind of compromise between love and murder.


Copyright © 2013 by Oonah V. Joslin

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