Day 8

(Pieces from a writing challenge)

Gardens are so much more beautiful than zoos.

In the case of animal cages, people can feast their eyes even when the exhibit is poorly maintained. Unhealthy, dirty, hungry animals are still an attraction.

But flowers, they blatantly wither with malnutrition.
It’s in everyone’s best interest for a flower to retain color-
to bloom.

Dying plants are ugly.
Dying plants are obvious.

So, it is indeed wise that I have never been compared to a rose.
I am in no way a flower.

I’m discreet,
I’m dying, and
I’m drop-dead gorgeous.


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