Winter 2010





​Don't Bring Me Flowers



​by Marisa De Franceschi



Don’t bring me flowers to temper your guilt.

I’ll only have to clean up the petals

once they fall.

Don’t buy me fancy cars to make yourself

look good.

I’ll only have to fear the thief who stalks

and waits for the kill.

Don’t gift me with diamonds and sparkling jewels.

They will only attract predators I can not

fend off.

Don’t build me castles fit for a queen.

I am not royalty and have no such dream.

Bring me, instead, a bowl of tranquility,

A glass of consideration, a pillow of mercy,

a blanket of security.

But please, don’t bring me flowers



From Random Thoughts, a forthcoming collection of poems and sketches.

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