At closing time today
I bought the flowers –
Unbought from Valentine’s Day –
So they –
Unlike me –
Won’t have to wither –
Or feel unwanted –
This Valentine’s Day
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
To be annotated by the end of 2008 at latest.
The O-series of poems are one stanza poems composed before I got onto writing haiku and tanka, and short poetry while in action or traveling by select means like plane or ferry. These poems are 3-9 lines long with at least one rhyming couplet, and not of the short forms just mentioned. For the sake of elegance, I just called the collection One.