Flower Conroy


Miniflora, no greater
than spilled pearls, polka-dot
the lawn with their violent reds.

After Burying the Dead

Everything translates itself anew—stairwell,
rosary, pyx—even the light entering the kitchen
as I wipe my hands on this yellow apron.


An aficionado of watermelon garnished with fresh-squeezed lemon, Flower Conroy is also the author of Escape to Nowhere and the forthcoming A Tattoo for Each of Your Lovers.