Admire From Afar

NaPoWriMo Day 8: It’s Friday, and writing poems isn’t easy! So let’s give ourselves a break with a simple prompt today. Poets have been writing about flowers since, oh, the dawn of time. So today, I challenge you to add your own poem to this long tradition, by finding a flower, and versifying in its honor. Happy writing!

The Stargazer lily, oh how it pleases
But please remove the stamen
As it gives me the sneezes

I understand Stargazers are toxic to the cat
Vomiting, lethargy, kidney failure, and even death
A bit like drinking too much, so don’t do that

Humans report headaches, nausea and nasal congestion
Given the negatives of this particular stinky lilium
The Stargazer is like a beautiful, bitchy, bitter woman

Admire from afar.

~Just L (April 8, 2016)

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