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Red Roses

by Ilse Thielan


Once a woman came to her
and emptied
a handful of flowers
over her hair
saying:
“why don’t men
give flowers to women?”

She met a lover
and told him
what that woman had said
- he jumped up
and ran away-
and returned
with a bouquet
of red roses

When she was
his wife
he gave bouquets
of red roses
to another woman
and another woman
and another


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Taken from ‘This is Where We Came In’ (1992), page 6.



Ilse Thielan
 

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