Saturday, 20 February 2016

The Indecency of a Hyacinth (Sprouting)

“stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.”


Rude, splayed fingers
of unstoppable purpose,
intruding indecently
into the shy atmosphere.

Not taking no for an answer,
they displace the proprieties,
lifting the flower-nub up,
and signalling their intention
to propel the bright-hued
sex-parts
into the full glare of publicity.
They advertise
their shame,
wantonly
courting molestation
by insects,
and disporting themselves;
No better than they ought to be.

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