he left

her a

bouquet of

pink roses

to say

thank you

for the pussy

but she

was hoping

for pancakes

with extra

strawberry syrup

this isn’t

a metaphor

she was

hoping for


rather than

flowers that

have no

purpose other

than to

just wilt

and die

like the


you never


(C) S. Lynette, 2023

Author: Lady on a Wire

Shannon Lynette is a poetess who resides in Albany, New York. She is the author of the titles A Place with No Name (2003), Lady on a Wire (2012), and Awkward Years (2022). Her work has also appeared in varies anthologies.

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