Monday, February 9, 2009

The kiss of a thorn

As I endeared –
To pluck the heart of a thistle
might that it blossom in the palm of my hand.
Yet may I have tried to hold on too tightly
that my own heart was punctured by endeavor.
Still its love remains deserved
as its thorn was of a
- Rose

© Charles Coakley Simpson 2009

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