#Poem The Flower Shops

The Flower Shops

on Valentine’s Day
make more money
than an online casino
but I like to buy you a bouquet
even though you left me
ten years ago
for a man with better career prospects
who, ironically,
left you
six months later
for a woman
with better physical prospects

I walk the streets
carrying your bunch
suffering the howls from motorists
the twitching net curtains
the CCTV cameras that crank to scan me
but I survive
and get to walk past my wheelie bin –
and in they go –
tarra then, valentine,
no hard feelings


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