Dahlias

dahlias

Vase of Dahlias, 1883, Claude Monet

 

 

 

 

 

I cut dahlias to fill the vase

so that they would greet you today

when you returned from the doctor’s office –

 

but you didn’t notice them until now.

 

You said they looked sad and wilted.

 

 

 

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