and I have to tell you about the lily (W.A. Hawkins)

on the stand

next to my desk.

do not listen to it.

it is being dramatic.

it was a gift 

meant to bring peace

but has only

brought care and concern

and for that

I am grateful.


W.A. Hawkins is a writer from South Louisiana. You can find his work in The Guardian, Scalawag Magazine, Antigravity Magazine, HAD, No Contact, and the proverbial elsewhere.


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