Infectious Flower

Written by: Joseph Spence Sr

My once precious flower,
Your fragrance has plateau:
The beetles lurking in the dark,
and crawling with the thrust 
of the wind when it’s light
are mischievous, and they have
no love within their hearts.

Enveloping the essence of
your core, and your once flourishing 
inner beauty; they have uncovered 
your shining passion of lost light,
which was once a beacon of hope,
thus, your once lovable soul—they
now consume!

© Joseph, October 15, 2008
© All Rights Reserved

Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.