diamond afternoon

flowers like knives in the dirt

sharper than sunshine

like broken glass,

diamond afternoon.

the red flowers are very sharp

cutting the sunlight as

only diamonds can cut diamonds

beautiful garden.

i could wish that You would stop

stabbing these flowers at my eyes

that You would let me keep

drowning in the absence of colour i've

been finding so much easier

but i would miss those red flowers

although they draw blood.