Poet Jeffery Beam
Poems

A Flower Song

This white narcissus
forced in Spring
color of a lover
in pain
                            Sweet
as the lover's first
meeting breath

Pale as he waits
                                          patiently
bereft
                            for one who never
comes
                            Who forgot
how fleetingly

Beauty goes

From The Beautiful Tendons, manuscript.

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