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the taunting of The Purple Chrysanthemum With The Golden Center

A Poem

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October 19, 2020
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: wailed the wildflowers to The Purple Chrysanthemum
With The Golden Center: Where did you come from? why
are you here??   —You don’t belong!


God set me right here. Her soft reply

as yet another petal dropped. She wavered slightly
in a zephyr. And as she spoke she wondered, too,

                                                   drooping, wept              smiled

Rachel Michelle Collier
Rachel Michelle Collier is from Mississippi, and she wants you to know that you are loved. You can follow her on Twitter @CollierRachelM

Cover image by Annie Spratt

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