Alien Flower

Written by: Suzanne Delaney

Star- like,  fiery symmetry, 
strong suggestion of a flower
but a betrayal of beauty
suspended on a
flesh- pink, chrichoid stalk,
A manifest illusion
of blood and mud

Brilliant, strange- compels the questions.
What silent signal from the dark ether
opened the vile smelling blossom? 
Was it borne forth from dormant spores,
its genesis sprung from hidden fungal roots?

A vision encountered by chance
A shocked foot held suspended
over this wonder, now transposed 
to a flower in nightmare dreams.