Today's poem is by Dan Chiasson
Flowers have faces. They are happy or sad.
Their faces change, like ours;
unlike us, it doesn't mean
Uh-Oh a new mood out of nowhere dawned.
Technically it is immoral to kill a flower
but people do it all the time,
to smooth something over or please a lover.
Nature just rolls right on, headless.
Copyright © 2009 Dan Chiasson All rights reserved
from Southwest Review
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