Broken corollas

For D

Pressing flowers between the pages of
stolen poetry books,
                    not knowing
or caring
how long the process took,

if it would work or just cover us
in the evanescing colours
of broken corollas…

Gladly wasting away the day
we discussed stolen poetry books &
                    plucked flowers;
distinctions & equivalence;
the thrill of transgression
the ambiguity of possession.

Currents of nuance ran through us
as consequence of curvatures
                    in time,
of our spines, of
the invisible lines

where the light bends, blends & divides;

when the flowers faded &
we knew wasted time is not a wasted life,
it's only
our ideas about true beauty
that make it hard to live

but if you promise to stay
I'll promise not to leave…