poem: what won’t grow

The Wednesday poetry prompt at Poetic Asides today was “loss” or “lost”.Ā  Here’s what came from that:


what won’t grow


her cherished lilies.

bulbs dug out,

bitten through & tossed

by ravenous rodents.

one less piece of her

to flourish.

one more reminder

she’s not here to see.



4 thoughts on “poem: what won’t grow

  1. Happy to see you include a blog link, Kim. šŸ™‚
    I love this piece. There’s such a mournful feeling here, that haven’t-we-lost-enough-already feeling.
    The larger loss looms soft, but painful.

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