Hard to Get

November 29, 2011
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and soft
as pillows
your attention
is obtained

Until you try to reach,
attempt to touch-
The jointed needles
scratch your skin,
Forever scarred.

Still you try,
though denied.
Realize this rose
has seen the effect
of secateurs.
She will not be cut.

she must smell of dung-
She isn’t stung:
already terrorizing
the next pair
of wandering eyes

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