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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