Why do you have to wait?

Why do you have to wait

for the spring rain

to water the red lilies?

I asked the keeper?

I have enough tears

hidden deep in waiting

to soak the dry earth

so the blossoms bloom.


Do not turn around in amusement?

you the unbeliever

Once the blossoms bloom

and the north wind travels south

and the jet stream surfaces from the deep

I will put on my red dress

and the red shoes

you once bought me

and I never wore

and plant the red lilies

on my shoulders

and borrow some warmth

from the blazing sun

to set foot on the journey

of no return.

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