Jan 12

The Surprise Rose


There's a flower shop in burlington that I drove past everyday last summer

On the sign outside they are always offering a free rose if you have a certain name

One day it was Carol, the next it was Daisy, and the next it was Jim

I wonder if people with those names ever go in to get their rose

If I saw my name I'm not sure if I would go in

I guess it's the idea of someone else getting a rose when I pass the sign

That makes me happy

But today a boy gave me a wooden rose and it reminded me of that shop

It made me wish I had gone in last summer

And said my name was Carol or Daisy or Jim

Just to get a rose

And to feel like someone knew I existed

But I like my wooden rose

So maybe I’ll just wait until the day I see my name on the sign