Flower Failed

 

 

 

Disregarded by the rain

And deserted by the river,

It grew up a savage

Defecting its own body

With and outgrowth of spiky thorns

                Vicious and poisonous.

 

The carnivorous plant of the

                      saline prairie

It would have been

Just a flower,

Had it but known the rain

Had it but seen the river.