Sam Alex

Paper Umbrella

The dying words
Of a paper umbrella
Fraying in the spritzer
Folding in on itself:

No love would have you do this.

The persistent call
Of a paper heart
Thud rushing eardrums
Beating butterfly the skull:

No love would have you, do this.

About the Author

Sam Alex graduated from Niagara College. Her work has previously appeared in Garbanzo Literary Journal and the Buttontapper Press anthology Haiku for Lovers. She lives in Canada.