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Just Like the Chilli Sapling

A poem about knowing when you’re not ready for a relationship

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

I’m not ready
Just like the chilli sapling
You effortlessly placed into an empty egg box
And fashioned into a first date gift.

Was it meant to represent our relationship
That would soon progress from sapling to…



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Rose Butcher

Rose Butcher


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