© 2017 Jeff Guess

Markings 202

January 20, 2019

Josephine Bruce

 

Stay perfect rose

growing out of the twilight

 

intense

upon the redolent air

 

I think of you now

hanging in dark pendulous blooms

 

always at the fringes of memory

an unforgettable

 

crimson perfume

an intoxication with velvet

 

deep petal-red with softness

flesh brushing thorns

 

entrusting every sense

with ecstasy.

 

Jeff Guess

 

 

45 Stone Street, Blair Athol, South Australia, 5084. (circa 1958)

 

©Jeff Guess 2019

 

 

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