© 2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

Color bleeding from wilting roses
meeting their early demise
in the blistering bold sun
fading to black and fragile white
scattering their remains in flowery beds
like discarded robes of impassioned lovers

©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and her Amazon Author Page

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20 Comments on “Wilting

  1. That last line… the wilting may be sad, but oh what splendor is hinted at when they were at their peak.

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  2. This is lovely … just this morning I discovered my climbing roses had discarded many of their petals overnight. I also discovered new buds ….

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