Is this how it should feel, holding a peace
offering I don’t mean, holding myself
together for reasons that will never quite
coalesce, holding a breath against the image
of how it would play out to mouth
the real question, which wasn’t then and still is not
would you take it, but rather would you
take it for granted, again and over
again and perhaps even
over again.

martinklimasNote: More of Martin Klimas’ flower work!