The Pink Rose

by Rachel Peden

The serene philosophy
of the pink rose is steadying.
Its fragrant, delicate petals
open fully and are ready to fall,
without regret or disillusion,
after only a day in the sun.
It is so every summer.
One can almost hear
their pink, fragrant murmur
as they settle down
upon the grass:
'Summer, summer,
it will always be summer.'

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Rachel Peden
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