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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