Petunia’s Meaning

“Those who aren’t used to luxury,”
                     she said, waving her fan,
  “once won, act as if they’re manner-born”
                  this pristine heiress is no friend
                                  to any single one —
                       yet her metallic precision
                                    shatters-me

                        So when she inevitably
                            ends flayed on my table
                               and her silk becomes
                                              my doily /
                                         I have to wonder

              what spice to ripen her broth
                                 or should I just guess
                                                         the flavor
                                                            is bitter?

–LM

                       

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