Wilting Rose

Posted on Jul 25, 2012


The day almost ends
as evening approaches
Eyes are heaven-sent
Away from the cockroaches

Her landlord wants paying
So too do others
All her blood they’re baying
Cloying her space they smother

Her fridge and cupboards bare
Stomach growling
She falls into despair
Outside her cat is meowing

She’s tried the dole today
Tried other things too
But she has weeks to wait
To escape her blues

Until then a hole she’s in
Frantically clawing her way out
But always falls back crying
No-one hears her screams for help

Her faith tested to its limits
In herself and those supposedly close
If she dies would she be missed?
As she sleeps, worried dreams, this wilting rose

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