The Flower Man


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    The Flower Man

    The flower man who stands by the stoplight
    Sells roses two for five.
    I know. I asked him
    even though I'm broke today.

    I want to buy some one day,
    when I have five dollars and can time my stop
    at the traffic light
    so he and I connect.

    It's not just his tattered shoes and hungry look either.
    I have a lovely woman at home;
    a woman to write songs about,
    and buy flowers for in winter time.

    Today, I think I forged an alliance
    with the flower man.
    He, will look different from now on
    standing by the stoplight.

    Next time I shall not see
    the tattered shoes,
    But I shall see the face
    of the flower man.

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    lightcourier commented on The Flower Man


    nice story. good imagery. I'll be thinking about this nect time I see a flowerman.

    In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

    Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

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