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Flower Time

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Flower Time

In the Santa Monica Mountains
I was flying in a small helicopter
I think it was a Robinson22

the pilot buzzed surfers
with faces of fury

we touched down 
in the mountains
for a brief walk

when I saw a rare 
blooming cactus

I bent down 
to smell the flowers,
growing out its side

It took my lips 
and half a pint of
rot gut whiskey

I found it so beautiful 
that I went back
the next day to cut it down

I just couldn’t bring myself to do it

so I drowned a surfer instead

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  1. Date: 3/19/2009 7:12:00 AM
    Well, this ending totally freaks me out. Really creepy powerful. Certainly makes the reader wonder. Just wow. Love, Shar