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Rose red

too close, they said

loved you closterphobic

I held your pedals until they bled

 

Rose red

fragile, from you fled

trying to stop suffocation

but there was no air to breathe

 

Rose red

delicate spread of

flaunting your innocence

you grew the thorns from the buds bed

 

Rose red

endless instead

veins pumping red velvet

softer than you hide from inside

 

Rose red

pedals will drop

if you keep up this game

pretending you are a flower

when you are a heart, beating in pain

 

 

dont prick the unconscious

until your conscience unveils

rose red

speaking said

 

the stem of the red ground

birthplace of infatuation

creating rose red

fools led

 

will not prick your spine

unless you let it grow the roots

of rose red

a lovers deny

 

@ Camile McGregor

 

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