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Desert Cactus Rose

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Desert Cactus Rose

Once every seven years appearing in red 
Unfurling to spread petals to the evening air and night
Chiselled out amoungst this prickly pear world 
Allowing the passing insect to stop turn and weigh your beauty and scurry on
Your rarity will not be be stolen from this vast and mostly unvisted desert

Without hangers on you feed your gorgousness with nectar unseen from within
Staying long enough to dream a worth while life 
Deciding your position with unknown formula or care
Irridescence to a fault to bat or bird Shine and all strength to you 

Your host will swallow you back in time but never can deny
the world's stage you struted and fretted your stuff there on
You thing of beauty a thing so sweet and aridly rare 
A seven year wonder extraordinary to behold or even to wear  

Copyright © Ian Foley

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