25
Aug
12

begonia (be gone ye)

“do you think the world is spinning out of control?” asked the begonia.

“you know, what with the shootings in movie theaters, temples of worship, a street full of pedestrians, indelicate political discourse, wars, famine, pestilence, syria, pakistan, evangelicals (“our morals are better than yours”), the lack of compassion for our fellow flowers man — whether immigrant (like you’re not), gay, a person of color (you know, “driving while black”–but not just behind a wheel, it’s your entire life), a woman (don’t let men tell you what you can or cannot do, ladies, it is a historically indefensible position) — the list is too long, and were i to be completely honest with you, i do have my own agenda; my season is short and soon i must return to my dormant state, laying eyes closed with infrequent waterings, and wait, wait, wait for you people to come to your senses. but i fear that may be folly. <sigh>”


2 Responses to “begonia (be gone ye)”


  1. August 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Feels like the end of days, sometimes. It’s a good time to be a begonia.

    (No, it’s actually a good time to agitate for social justice, gun control, peace in the Middle East and Palestinian autonomy, to vote, to take a stand. Except for the threats of habitat loss and global climate change, being a flower is just too easy a way out.)


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