Poetry by Jeff Green

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Incongruous

by cricketjeff on February 20, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

I hate geraniums

pointless plants
in garish tones

the all pervading smell
            it’s not a scent
the smell of boring biology lessons
          bad pencil drawings
          of petals and sepals
          stamens
          cells
and who the hell knows what

Red geraniums
in February
smelling and out of place
out of time
reminding me of you

I hate geraniums

Author notes

For the prompt see the contest