Scream from the Rose

I will scream from behind the rose
less sad when it is over but do not ask
for those who live never want to see how
all their life was at most some elaborate lie
watch them chant out these enormous visions
hear my cry and be near me as they sit and tell
like we did some time then as two friends
though it has gone away so fast one could not say why
and what did it mean

Peter Selinger, March 1997

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