The Rose is

Bqca2hwceaaa6seby PM Gower23 Feb 2017

The rose is love
opulent reds and crimsons
sensuously twisting and folding
carefully concealing intimate
secrets only for the lover
to find while soft
caresses to velvet petals
promise dreams filled
with rapture but
beware the careless touch
for thorns wound deeply
the hasty or ignorant
hand