Hits this tender spot

- Hits this tender spot.
Black and red petals,
Shedding like snow
From the leaden place,
Inside a chest.

Land like strange confetti,
Around me on the floor.
Landlocked oceans
Of tears unshed.
Petals - red and black.

Tenderly, tenderly,
Collect each of the
Petals by hand.
Red; black; red.
Deserving of respect.

Tenderly place each one
Between the pages of this book.
Pressed flowers. Old feelings.
Stored here between the
Pages. For posterity.