Pruning Roses, By Brian37

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Pruning Roses, By Brian37

Pruning Roses, By Brian37

On every stem
We seek to avoid
While amorous thoughts
Well in our heads

Pine and pine
Offerings we give
Ignoring the prick
Of cognitive dissonance

It is the thorn
That draws blood
It is the thorn
Humanity scoffs

It is the thorn
Of the finite
It is the thorn
Of ignorant plight

It is our refusal
To face reality
Roses die
Like all of life

It is a thorn
If one is to face
Give up on fantasy
Give up on myth

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