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#OctPoWriMo 2018 Day 24–Fake Orange Quote

October 24, 2018


Fake Orange Quote

On an early autumn day, my mind muddled by

mindless oratory from an outrageous orange ego,

I descended in desperation to the garden

seeking to silence suffering through solitude

when a cloudless sulphur butterfly fluttered

to a magnificent Mexican sunflower, its petals

intense orange against garden green and I learned

not to judge a color by its connection to

a bad character.


Prompt: Opening–well I opened to the not judging concept and the sunflower opened to the sun and at one point the butterfly opened its wings and I probably opened a can of worms by misquoting MLK so horribly–or maybe I’m just rebelling?


  1. You have really done some gorgeous writing over the month of October. This one made me laugh but then didn’t. The photograph is priceless. I’m seeing your chapbook as a braiding between phtography and words.

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