Fleur-de-lis

by PammyMcB

Petals float softly toward cold ground
long stems buckle
dew flows down pale irises

Colors fade from wilted budding crown
core walls crumble
rime subdues spray choruses

Claret desiccates to deepest brown
mem’ries humble
fate thwarts metamorphoses

Seeds burrow within vermilion earth
new life umbel
legacy through genesis

©Pamela N. Brown
November 6, 2012

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