Dark, Fantasy, Freestyle, Poetry, Writing

The Queen

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The queen demands perfection

In her kingdom of beautiful red roses

Not a thorn too sharp or too dull

No withered petals marring such a penultimate picture

Not a single leaf skewed or out of place

Everything must be arranged with sheer magnificence in mind

Even if the image is fake, a hollow illusion of reality, 

It matters not so long as the portrait is pleasing to look at

In pursuit of that false flawlessness, the queen clips away at them

Thorns, petals, leaves, and all

Each part is stripped away until no imperfections remain

And the kingdom of roses is in balance once again

© 26 June 2021, by Haley Scully


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