By Megan C Lucas
The flowers she said she would get herself
lay suffocating on the floor
Clarissa was quiet and kept to herself
Leonard was never a listener
As the children grew absent
the silence grew loud
Clarissa and Leonard lived through it
She said she would get the flowers herself
maybe he should have just let her do it.
Now Clarissa lay wet on the floor with the flowers
and Leonard just counts the hours.