Rose Fingers

I dreamt of
rose fingers
down my mouth.

along with my gullet.

Red and bloody
petals, thin
as deceit.

maiden in white,
tangled in its thorns

below a hovering
cloud of
love and disbelief.

-Taru Gupta

Roses are this symbolism of love and trust, red roses mainly. But when I see one, it’s more paradoxical, because over the top I see blooming beauty in red, but trailing my eyes down, all I see is deceit in the name of what could have been an artwork from top to bottom. So, I think rose clearly symbolise toxic people, too. They seem all blooming beauty in our lives but actually wrap us in their thorns over time.

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Rose Fingers by Taru Gupta is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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