When You Brought Me Red Carnations In October
You came home
with a bunch of red carnations.
I thought of March
in New Orleans.
St. Joseph’s Day.
Old and young men parading about
holding out red carnations
for a kiss.
I put them in a white vase
to symbolize the white carnations
without a kiss in return.
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