Roses make very comfortable beds

June 21, 2011
By lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
lapisleaves DIAMOND, Durham, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"...I wish none of this had happened." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."


Roses make very comfortable beds.
First you crawl between the petals,
(being careful not to bruise them with your gangly limbs)
shifting them gently,
until you reach the heart
the core.
There you curl like a fiddlehead,
like a moist little worm,
your body arranged in the fetal position.
You are surrounded by red,
by warm red walls;
a cocoon of scarlet sheets;
a plant’s womb for your worm.

If you shiver,
in your wet clothing,
the petals mold against your body,
applying gentle pressure,
giving warmth,
like many maternal hands.
Your nose is amazed.
Such a palette of smells flood it,
of innocence and newness and
pure red.
A pearly sweetness,
pungent and lulling,
overlapping your tongue like thin wafers
of touch and sense.

As I’ve said, love;
roses make very comfortable beds.

The author's comments:
Interesting. Maybe some reading-between-the-lines here? It has a somewhat more mature connotation for me at least. On another note, I like roses, and this is very abstract and red...

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