Next to a field, in February
Kaitlyn Wood

isn’t it romantic, about
_____the flowers?
their drama, their
_____sweetness and their light
tell us of the end of the world.
two million for tulips,
what a beautiful day!
the fodder of our
_____glossy small talk, the
manure of our pleasantries.

Do you search for blossoms?
Are you excited by the spring?
Can you touch a petal,
_____feel the hot sting
_____of a thorn?
Around you, without you,
_____your mothers inborn
to herselves.

isn’t it funny, how we’ve
_____grown into our death?
with just the loveliest
______path along the way?
but look at the bright side!
I can hold
______a primrose in the flame