to the woman who was at the writers meeting with me,
i want to ask you if you like the color purple,
because when you spoke about your children,
about how poetry is an outlet,
your voice was painted with thick lines of lilac
and so i went home and searched the symbol
behind this color, because i was drawn to you
in a way that i cannot describe, in a way
that i do not understand.
did you know purple flowers are associated
with the language of flowers, symbolizing
the early emotions of love.
maybe i am drawn to you because you
are in love, maybe i am drawn to purity.
(i am lacking inspiration these past few weeks)