close up top shot of a red rose

Tightly knit unit—
showing solidarity,
a rosy circle.


close up photo of a pink rose in my garden surounded by grass weeds

In sunshine and rain,
amongst resilient weeds,
perseveres a rose.

Time to go

a dead rose against a blue sky with patches of clouds

As the sun goes down
a deadhead rose arises—
end of an era


closeup photo of a rose, stuck to an intersection of brick and concrete walls

Finds uncanny home
a rose nestled between bricks
concrete has wet spots


Close up photo of a rose with only one petal left

The last man standing
in a world getting colder
petal on a rose