Friday, June 17, 2011

Riverlit Submission #1: Fake Flowers

A submission for the summer issue of Spokane's literary magazine:


Fake Flowers

I like flowers fake, sewn and glued, nylon

And polyester.  Woven frayed petals,

With coarse grain, plastic stems, acrylic dew.

Never lie nor wilt. Won’t curl or change face.

Sunlight or dark, will be with you always.

In a dollar vase, give me fake flowers.

Unscented, no pollen or honeybees.

Not hungry, always growing at the sun.

Fabricate me twelve bomb-proof pseudo-silk

Injection-molded polymer flowers.