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Cornelia is an Arts and Letters member of the National League of American Pen Women Honolulu. She is the recognized author of Letters to a Prisoner by Connie D. Letters… is just one of her six poetry and photography books including: one Fine Art Photography book titled Fire Dance and one Anthology–Saturdays with Lillian. You can find her fine art prints on Fine Art America.com.



No Flowers

Published by CONNIED | Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:02 AM


Send me no flowers--please!


Send me no flowers
no pretty petals
velvet soft.

Send me no long stemmed
beauties
whose dewy fragrance
waft.

Send me no posies
that require
casual note

if you care

for they will surely die
their purple blooms
will choke

into a speckled brown despair.


Send instead
a cactus or a weed
that will not wither
or get into a dither

from neglect

that can be left
to survive in a
brown thumbed void

unchecked.



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