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
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
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.
New Book by Longbridge
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