The third part of a series which needs to be read in sequence. The first two sections are:
1. Hotel Peninsula
3. Clear Wrap
Friends are the flowers in life’s garden.
I brought you a long-stemmed rose wrapped in cellophane,
bought from the Peas ‘N’ Pickles in my neighborhood.
It was a birthday gift. It also said: I would
love you always. You said it wilted on the plane.