Sunday, February 9, 2014

The sunflower

She left a flower
on the kitchen counter,
a single flower,
a single sunflower
placed on the marble surface,
yellow against gray, the edges
of the petals already darkening
as life ebbed slowly, leaving
a yellow stain behind.

Photograph by Rostislav Kralik via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

the yellow stain
darkning into
deep blue night