|in a bucket-Union Square SF florist|
who wants flowers when you’re dead? nobody.
J.D. Salinger, Catcher in the Rye
I don’t like those funeral wreaths
and huge formal things on stands
artificially arranged in a cross or a heart
or who knows
or red and white
with maybe a big ribbon that reads
Better that you bring me poseys
nosegays picked from garden
dew still on petals
bring them now
while I can exclaim over them
while they can catch my eye
a burst of color on a counter
don’t like funeral arrangements.
I think they should add a checkoff box to
No Funeral Flowers
That’s what I think.