Charcoal & Roses

“A rose by any other name…”

Aspen Blue
Jun 6, 2020 · 1 min read

smudged black lines
down curving sides
invite the viewer
to dwell
on this magical spell
she performs in an act
ever still

gracing her face
light and dark chase
apparations
of what she is
possessed but not his
a muse in love
with herself

petals open thick
evoked with a quick
flick of a stick
‘cross coarse linen
legacies of women
who owned what
was theirs

her heady sweet scent
signals assent
to be had
by artist or man
for she commands
deepest respects
or a prick

© Aspen Blue 2020

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Aspen Blue

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Writer, poet, scientist, educator, humanist, autist; Published in: neuroclastic.com | follow @AspienBlue

Weeds & Wildflowers

Stories of Dennett (Wildflower) & Ben (Weed) & Our Guests

Aspen Blue

Written by

Writer, poet, scientist, educator, humanist, autist; Published in: neuroclastic.com | follow @AspienBlue

Weeds & Wildflowers

Stories of Dennett (Wildflower) & Ben (Weed) & Our Guests

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