Red Roses

Red Roses
Form: Free Verse

Blood red petals lie on her white fingers
augurs of stains to come
and she waits in the twilight
for him to come
and he would come
she knew that
she knew that from the moment
she ignited his heart with hopeful kisses
potent trails of promise
she knew he would come
and the car door opened
his body limbering into the passenger seat
her mouth smiled love
as the bullet rang out
and in the echo of gunfire
she let go of the flowers
red roses mingled with blood
the door closes
as his breath lets go of life
for love

©JGFarmer2021

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