Rose parings

rose parings poem & photoart- © 2017 – Laura Granby

Buds  in bullet cases
Rat-a-tat summer showers
Fire powder pinks at impregnable bowers

Immaculate roses white as spite
Prettiest of piercing thugs
Blush with glee in grasping hugs

Petal perfect in their skin
Fleshing out the orange stain
Giddy gilt of cheap champagne

A florist’s roadside roserie
Wishes wired on yellowing stems
Infidelity’s mayhem

And me a rosy old romantic
Mementoes of some full blown lover
Pressed within a bible cover

One-handedly dug out from the drafts as August finally puts on some sunshine here (whilst am also very mindful that Texas is suffering post-Harvey hurricane now) and joining up with others in Poetry Pantry #368