douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

The Inadequacy Of Flowers


Perhaps because I don't know why,
the need arose for fate
to be given the chance to differ.

I don't know why
I make my bets in words.

Perhaps without uncertainty
no need to bet in anything
let alone in words.

Perhaps,
in the uncertainty
of what words say and cause
I see better chances
for that different fate.

Submitted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Edited: Monday, May 13, 2013

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Karen Sinclair (5/15/2013 3:41:00 AM)

    made me smile the title and betting in words, we all hedge our bets on our strengths.... ty karen (Report) Reply

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