frocks

lilacs are the worst fuckers
just like little girls’ frocks
in organdy and mauve
so crisp so soft
robbing all intellect
lilacs
lilacs
the worst fuckers

weighing down branches
as you walk by
looking honest
they never lie say their eyes
easily grabbed at, easily robbed
for table tops
and old horlicks jars
where guppies died

they thrive
then die
why bother then to even arrive
taking over the corner
not unlike little jack horner
fooling keats and yeats types
lilacs are the worst fuckers
just frocks.

Renuka Mendis, Toronto, April 5, 2016

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