they come to the flower bazaar
for jasmine, for marigolds, for roses —
for funerals, for weddings, for worship —
at night, the unsold flowers
become this city’s story
of all that did not happen
Sharing this cherita from my book ‘Duplicity‘, published in Sep 2021. ‘Duplicity’ contains a mix of freeverse and micropoetry – cherita and modern haiku/senryu. Both print and kindle editions are available on Amazon. Also listed on Kobo. More information and links here. You can read another poem from the book here. Do grab a copy today and let me know what you think!