A Question About African Violets – a poem by Ahrend Torrey

A Question
About African Violets

    —thank you, Christine

At a woman’s house
of gloom,
…….and misery,
….and despair,
.and misfortune,

in her back room
….under small
…….fluorescent lamps—
………hundreds
…..of African Violets!—
vibrant
and stunning!

In your house
…..of gloom,
………and difficulty,
……and blue funk,
and dismay—

where do yours
……..bloom?

 

 

Ahrend Torrey is a creative writing graduate from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When he is not writing, or working in New Orleans, he enjoys the simpler things in life, like walking around City Park with his husband, Jonathan, and their two rat terriers Dichter and Dova. Forthcoming this year, his collection of poems Small Blue Harbor will be available from The Poetry Box Select imprint.

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