Arctic Orchid

July 2, 2009
By EeriePoetry SILVER, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
EeriePoetry SILVER, Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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An arctic orchid
Has cubes of smooth, cold ice
At its roots,
Transparent and shimmering blocks –
A frozen flower in a fleeting fantasy,
An ethereal image intensified by
Something macabre
At the center of a
Single, slender spring green flower bud.

A sickly stench engulfs the silent room:
A warning of grave impending doom

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by orchids fed by ice cubes that I have seen.

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