Hope has petals

White Wall Flower
White Wall Flower Wall Stone Wall Primrose Flowers, Max Pixel

Insignificance does not apply,

Rose pepper wings and crumbling things,

As petals fade in half-light

Clinging to the old walls

To catch the flight of butterflies.


Antonia Zenkevitch

a response to a VJWC prompt


  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    So glad you joined us, Antonia. Your poem is delicious, paired with the image. How the contradictions of “Rose pepper wings” co-exist with “crumbling things” – the soft and mutable, clinging to the old.

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you! I was happy to discover your blog. Thank you for the prompt.

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Innocence and beauty 💜

  3. sgeoil says:

    so, so lovely!

    1. antoniazen says:

      Thank you

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