Wednesday, 3 March 2021

She Has Wilted Early - Julia Boutros

This flower … 
has wilted early, 
she’s still pretty, 
she’s still very pretty

She hasn’t seen the sun again, 
and the world is all trips.

Even the scent used to be a creation 
until the dawn laughed

When life sends her morning greetings, 
fear and cold, and lots of night
Say to yourself, what has happened, 
the concerns in your eyes are many
This remaining life is a trip… 
a small trip

Your heart in this world is confused, 
I know you have secrets
The spring has made me carry news 
which has colors of birds

This flower… 
it has wilted early.

Julia Boutros (born 1968) Lebanon
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