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Petals of a Dying Rose

I'm a caregiver and an artist. I received high honors in creative writing, fine arts, and sculpture at Montserrat College of Art.

"A Simple Rose - My Token of Love" - graphite drawing pencils.

"A Simple Rose - My Token of Love" - graphite drawing pencils.

Petals of a Dying Rose

The smell of roses still reminds me of you.

I recognize that my blood, heart, and soul are all rooted here.

When I found you, I found myself.

I always thought I'd be dead by 18.

But here we are...

We have come so far...

Yet we have lost so much...

Like petals of a dying rose our love falls away from us and crumbles into dust.

My heart has been tossed like a ship in a raging storm and mislay at sea.

Chains for which you have bound me are now broken.

I am no longer anchored to you.

Our love is undone.

© 2019 Jason Nicolosi

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