Vain flower, is it not enough to possess
a single flower on your stem?
You have robbed the night of stars
to bolster your vanity.
I shrink in this pale flesh I wear
while you fill the room with beauty.
Jealousy is an ill-fitting suit,
but I am trapped in it wishing
it was I who courted such admiration.
©Susie Clevenger 2014
Margaret Bednar at Real Toads has chosen flowers and their meanings as inspiration for our creativity.