Flowers

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Craqueleur

Published August 19, 2015 by rlmcdermott

You smell
it first–
musky

dust on
a favorite
chair

flowers wilting
in a blue vase

shadows

You count
the lines
on your face

craqueleur

every bone
has a name
carved into it

nothing is
left unmarked

Then you
remember
bird song

a cone flower
growing on a
country road

cherry blossoms
falling in a
Kyoto gardenCracqueleur

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The Botanist

Published February 14, 2014 by rlmcdermott

Love
ducked
around
the corner
when it saw
her coming
until she
found it
here–
hiding
in a field
full of
wildflowers.

She knows
their names
better than
she knows
her own–
coneflower,
lady-slipper,
brown-eyed susan.

They grab
at straws
to keep
alive. Their
days are
bright and
flat and
they roll
them on
their edges.

Deep in
the tall
grasses,
she can
hear them
sing–
a simple
song that
settles on
the wind.The Botanist

Japan

Published January 21, 2014 by rlmcdermott

red flower
paper umbrella
white snow

it is about
the small
things

a hummingbird
in a Kyoto
train station

the correct
etiquette
for eating
tempura

an old
woman
singing

cherry
blossoms

a garden
bench

a man’s
voice

musicThe Male Geisha