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Written by Elizabeth J. Russo
She lives in New Jersey, USA
Her site here: Elizabeth J Russo

Ode to a Dying Orchid

Her white-tipped wings
curl
as she drips
a slow purple death.

Aubergine pearls
risk the edge clinging
to the thin waxy stalk.

Her clogged arteries
closing,
closing,

and soon her dark forked
tongue will be speechless.

Originally published on writer's personal blog.
Posted with consent of the writer.

5 Comments:

  1. Gordon Mason said...
    Excellent! Particularly liked 'aubergine pearls'.
    WHY? said...
    Love the imagery in this:

    as she drips
    a slow purple death.
    K.Lawson Gilbert said...
    Very imaginative and artistic.

    Aubergine pearls
    risk the edge clinging...

    wordworthy!
    Linda S. Socha said...
    Excellent imagery....Such a feeling of a living breathing aware creature
    Linda
    gel(Emerald Eyes) said...
    gorgeous imagery, so much so it would inspire me to paint those "aubergine pearls"
    personification ("clogged arteries")
    and "tongue will be speechless" wounded me

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