Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

The Ladies of Horror
Picture-Prompt Writing Challenge!

The Language of Flowers
by Angela Yuriko Smith

This color suits you.

Purple, color of mourning

I will plant lilac

.

to disguise the smells

of your transition from life

to post consumer.

.

Salvia, I plant

though it can’t help you much now…

your longevity

.

being what it is:

done. The language of flowers

a cacophony

.

of conversation

where color and scent create

all the nuances.

.

Dandelion last—

it is the final flower.

The golden blossoms

.

are coins for passage

upon the silent ferry. 

The root drills straight down

.

to the underworld.

The autumn leaves are bitter

like winter, like loss.

.

They make no judgement

and treat all the graves the same.

When I see the seeds

.

dancing in the Spring

I will be thinking of you

and planting new things.

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More from Angela Yuriko Smith:

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, author and co-publisher of Space and Time magazine, a publication that has been printing speculative fiction, art and poetry since 1966. Together we build a poem as a community each month. Visit “Exquisite Corpse” at SpaceandTime.net to submit.

Catch up with Angela here!

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2 Responses to Ladies of Horror Flash Project – #Horror #author Angela Yuriko Smith @AngelaYSmith @darc_nina #LoH

  1. Marge Simon says:

    A time for planting and you’ve planted a great little poem, here, Angela!

  2. This poem speaks to me – I am fascianted by flowers and the mythology around them. The imagery of the dandelion was particularly apt – so beautiful.

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