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The Thing about Fake Flowers

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March 13, 2024
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My passion against fake flowers
had grown to a fever-pitch
of disgust, but then, one day,
sitting with a woman
whose husband neared death,
 I softened.

I’m going to put his ashes
in a vase
, she said,
and put above them flowers
which never die.

Joel Kurz
Joel Kurz is a parish pastor in a Missouri college town who has had poetry, essays, and reviews in various journals over the years. He tries to keep his eyes and soul open to the beauty and brutality of life, while also making any meaningful impact he can.

Cover image by Joceline M. Huitzil.

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