Selling Flowers by David L. White

Selling Flowers 
© David L. White
dedicated to Delmar Shreeves and High Vicki

“Delmar, I say, Delmar,
didn’t we just pass God 
in the last parking lot 
and weren’t he selling flowers 
and yelling something about; 
‘jus;’ take one home fr yr old lady today’?
not selling flowers fr unicef or jesus or fuck love
jus’ flowers in patches
sewn by his old lady with that same love
who doesn’t either wave nobody’s 
raggy banner. they ain’t pushing 
anything real hard.

“God Dammit, Delmar, I say, 
“why don’t we swing around the corner 
and see what he’s got in carnations?”

David's book, Lost and Found, is available now on Amazon at: and in the Milwaukee County Public Library System.