Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower (Chile) by Leon Calquin

Prickly as a cactus
but you bloom so bright
Get a thorn through my heart
if I hold you too tight
Your blood runs hot
your words do too
It can be sorta scary
gettin' close to you
You're strong; you don't wilt
with a little heat
Your head runs with ideas
You think on your feet
Girl, your wit's needle sharp
and no one is spared
Whoever loves you
had best be prepared
Babe, I wouldn't change a freckle
You have got such power
and you make me smile so bright
You're a perfect cactus flower.


Brian Miller said...

hey whose birthday is it...interesting comparison...a little prickly beaut...and who can resist bright smiles...

Scarlet said...

I love that you won't change a freckle but accept the bloom of cactus flower ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A beautiful birthday poem for someone who sounds really special. Good one, kiddo!

JustRex said...

Mmmm... I fell in love with a girl like that. No wonder I ended up all full of holes, eh?