Just this once...

i know that it's not valentine's day
but a girlfriend gave me some beautiful
red roses this morning and it got me to

just this once, i'd like to be a red rose.
the most sought after flower on lover's day.
the one that man will travel far and wide to
possess and to please his lady, his lover, his mistress

i'd like to be that beautiful, deep red,
soft velvety texture whose mere presence
says, "i love you" without making a single sound.

the lingering scent and possibilities alone speaking
to the hearts of many who feel loved and cherished.
if only for a single day, just once, i'd like to be her.