This is for you, yes you.
On a day of flowers when unwelcome weeds are choking your mind with
what ifs, why this, what next.
On a day of hearts when yours is bruised and mourning still-hard choices.
Break ups, break downs, brakes on.
A neglected arrangement on my desk has wilted and dried.
The roses, pretty for a season, now droop pathetic and sad.
Tucked beside them are some royal purple flowers, just filler when the bouquet was fresh.
But in this dried-out season when the resources seem exhausted, water cloudy — they still stand.
Resolutely beautiful, colors vibrant.
Perfect for a purple-heart Valentine.