Lilies (poem)





You bring me lilies, my favourite

though you didn’t know that


I put them in a vase &

we celebrated my birthday


the lilies sit on my dresser

losing petals, slowly going


brown, slowly dying

alone & abandoned


though my birthday was now

some time ago, the lilies


still survive, barely

but you are gone



Joanne Fisher



It’s almost my birthday again and this reminded me of a couple of years ago when my girlfriend at the time brought me some lilies for my birthday. A short time later we broke up, though I have to admit it was me that ended the relationship. The lilies sat in my room slowly dying reminding me every day of her and what I had done.



Please buy me a coffee! 🙂

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