today’s are New York roses
organized in a garden
Brooklyn, to be exact 
lovely and labeled
I investigate
like the ones in my town
they bloom then fade
the commonality of the flower
reminding me
so much is the same
despite the address
colors on colors, thorns and buds
meandering and opening themselves to the sunlight
exemplifying through expression and slight variances 
pedals which shine then wither 
a reminder of what might already have been