Treasure Island

Philo Yan

(Malaysia)

Evasive Rose


Evasive rich red rose
velvet petals shyness be
shield of thorns protecting thee
in pursuit, one senses, do not see.

For one who sees but do not sense
The Rose removes perfume presence
She shows her thorn in which she's born
Will leave invader in pain, forlorn.

Submitted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, June 20, 2013

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