Finally Injured

Satish Verma

What you did not know 
was the resilience 
of tulips. 

The riots start 
in colors, earnestly. A violent 
outburst of the theme of surrender 
before dawn. 

You kiss the irises, 
blue, violet and crimson 
for nominalism. 

The vision emboldens― 
the wounds, the slit throats― 
to come again for guillotine. 

A sliding blade 
with promise to kill, 
will not move.

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Tough Tulips

Enjoyed this one. It's election day in usa nov 6 tuesday. The lines were not too long this morning. best wishes - slc