broken rose

image: American Meadows Store 

Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Friday Music Prompt: Fields of June. Song and video with Emily Barker [songwriter], Frank Turner, and Red Clay Halo

Rose plunged her fingers into the soft, black earth, scooping up a handful. She brought her hand close to her face. She could smell life and death in the soil.

“We plant seeds so they grow, and bodies so they don’t” she thought, crumbling the earth between her fingers.

With sunlight, rain, and her tender love, the tiny mound would be covered with wild flowers. For now, she placed a broken rose from the arrangement he’d sent.


7 thoughts on “broken rose

  1. a darkened house June 24, 2016 / 9:05 am

    “You’ve told a whole sad story in very few words. Borrowing imagery from the video is the sort of idea I hoped folks would do.” “I hoped folks would react to the visual, and they have.”

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  2. Sanaa Rizvi June 24, 2016 / 6:25 am

    “the tiny mound would be covered with wild flowers…”

    Sigh… beautifully haunting!

    Lots of love,


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