CYCLAMEN

CYCLAMEN

to know love, we must know heartbreak.
— Kirsten Corley

make me know love —
touch me, kiss me
& make love to me.

be my gardener. tend to me & make
me bloom. kiss my sepals before you
leave for work & when you return from
work. stick with me in rainfall & sunshine. use
my fragrance to satisfy the hunger in your nostrils.
feel me. fill me with your water. say beautiful words.

now, stop! stop coming to see me.
stop touching me. break me off my stem.
throw me into the forest to wither & perish.

make love to me,
deflower me, break me
— make me know love

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