Submission deadline for this month is...
To Ignite A Rose Petal
Natasha Mazerolle /  Fri, 10 Dec 2021

Rose petals don’t burn

They may blacken

Or shrivel in a bonfire’s flame

But lighting a match to a dried petal

Does little to maim

What can you learn from a corolla so small?

Whose frailness may cause it to crumble in a pinch

A symbol of love and purity,

An icon of romance

Will not be destroyed in a cinch

Light a match to a dried rose petal

It will light but will not burn

When ground it may become soot

But incineration be not a concern