Heart and Guts Make the Blooms Grow Brighter

Even if rather luscious, the deadheaded remains
of a fleshed and boned human was not my idea
for proper stalk. But who can argue with Red?
None who values all her petals attached
to the same bloom. Red delights in peculiar fun,

best when speckled with vivid bits of blood-red.
“Chlorophyll is for leafy vegetables,” she said,
“heart and guts make the blooms grow brighter.”

Most tulips I know thrive rooting in sandy soil,
well drained, stimulated by sun, moon, rain…
But who can argue with Red? None who wants
to grow. “These roots were made for walking
in painted wooden shoes”, she said,

and we walked with Red, blooming
in borrowed flesh.
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written for Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 7)—Of Peculiar Fun and Me
and
the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads – In The Remains of This Month (April!)

Art by Caitlynn Abdow
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Of Peculiar Fun and Me – Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 7)

We have poetized our way over April’s hump! Can you believe it, my Wicked Luvs? I sure can. I also believe this kind of achievement deserves a pretty special sort of celebration. So, Luvs, I invite you to observe our strolling over April’s flowery middle by making Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016 (Day 7 of 13) all about having weird fun. What do you say? 😉
Pecular FunToday’s Prompt – Write a poem inspired by this one-liner: “I enjoy Peculiar Fun.”

Link Instructions – Leave the direct link to your poem as a comment in the following format: “Bloom, Bone of My Bones” – http://magalyguerrero.com/bloom-bone-of-my-bones/

Please, take the time to visit other Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month participants.
Let them know what you appreciate about their poesy.
I suspect they’ll delight in your courtesies just as much as you delight in theirs.
Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month, 2016