Tulips

The tulips cupping the secrets
of the faeries all night
contain these dark gauzy footsteps
for three weeks.
Three weeks is a long time
to hold discarded woes
and pretend it doesn’t hurt.
The winter was kinder underground
until spring came and bade the
baby bulbs to grow and sprout vibrant
cups to capture all the airy life.

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  1. I love to imagine tulips as the holders of fairy secrets. Beautiful write!

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  1. NaPoWriMo – Day 8 – “Vulnerable Delight” by David Ellis | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

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