Cool Ribbons

A sepal, petal, and a thorn

Upon a common summer’s morn –

A flask of Dew – A Bee or two –

A Breeze – a caper in the trees –

And I’m a Rose! — A Rose by Emily Dickinson

I know why poets write

about the gentle rose;

I can get lost in the layers

of those petals, the roll

and curl of veined silk

that takes us deeper

and deeper in. There 

are whole worlds hidden

in the cool ribbons

holding the lingering

fragrance, a gift only

the rose can give.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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