These are the flowers my wife bought for me,
My mama’s favourite flower, the peony,
A simple yet beautiful pink bouquet
To celebrate July 12th, her birthday.
It was also the day that my dog, Macgregor died,
It’s a day on which I’ve cried and cried,
Yet I like to think they’re looking after each other,
My mama and her canine brother.
© Text / Image Caro Ness 2016 July