Painting Flowers for the Dead by Juno Adekunle

Bloody Nose
Black Bones
Broken Homes
Bright Blossoms

Wondering if they found the corpse in your closet
Wondering if this is all you can offer the world

Your soul too small for this body
Your skin sags sloppy
Your blood stays sloshin’
….in all the wrong places

Is this all you can offer the world?

Bodies in the Closet
Flowers on the Grave
Pills down the throat
to Calm the Brain

Bodies in the Closet
Flowers on the Grave
The funeral is empty. Nobody came.

Bright Blossoms
Broken Homes
Black Bones
Bloody Bullets

Wondering if they notice the roses on the casket
Wondering if they notice the murder weapon in your jacket
Wondering if This is all you can offer the world

Bodies in the Closet
Flowers on the Grave

Don’t you remember me? The one you couldn’t save?

Bodies in the Closet
Flowers on the Grave
I painting flowers on the dead to hide their pain
Is this all I can offer the world?

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