A white rose blooms
on the canvas of winter morning,
every time I sigh.
The rose is always gazing at the future
that new warmth will bloom
instead of the rose.
I’m also gazing at the future
that cruel coldness will continue
to pierce my skin.
Yuu Ikeda is a Japan based poet.
She writes poetry on her website.
Her published poems can be found
<Selcouth Station Press>,
<Goat’s Milk Magazine>,
<Sad Girl Review>,
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