02 December 2008

the love grenades

i cut off two stems of buds from the rose bush in the garden. i put then in two bottles, one in my bedroom, the other on the kitchen window sill. i had a dream last night that the one in my bedroom began to bloom into a deep pink rose. it was like the beginning of life for me.

in the morning, as i was making oat bran in the kitchen i saw that the rose on the kitchen window had not bloomed. instead, it had retreated and its leaves were turning purple. the stem was now tortuous because it didn't know where to find sunlight.

the buds have been in our house for about a week. i don't think they're going to bloom at all. but they're not wilting away either. they're kinda in the middle of the two - where you don't know if they're going to live or die.

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