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Hanahaki Disease

March 16, 2023
By KaiTrammell PLATINUM, Highwood, Montana
KaiTrammell PLATINUM, Highwood, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
"The truth as always resists simplicity" John Green

I caught a cold

This wasn’t any ordinary cold

It left little tulip petals in my steps

Sprouted sunflower seeds in my lungs

This wasn’t an ordinary cold

It began

I found you weren’t mine

Your Lilly flowers

Trickled their way into my blood stream

As you ran roses into my heart

Plugging my arteries

Like a dam and a flooded river

I cried chrysanthemums

And breathed petunias

I choked daffodils

I bled buttercups

This wasn’t an ordinary cold

This my heart

Filled with flowers

The seeds sprouting

From you

The author's comments:

A friend told me once that I would be perfect for hanahaki disease, which honestly I didn’t know if I should take it at a compliment or not. I thought about it and decided that it made sense. I was in the same situation at would cause it, so why not roll with it.

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