Flowers fly from ships' foghorns and land on women's skirts and stick to them. If a woman is strong - tempered, loud - cloured flowers fly to her. If she is calm, mild and earth-coloured. If she is fun, giant open flowers. If she is quiet and stay-at-home, the forget-me-nots sneak up to her while she
is asleep. And she wakes up wearing a nightdress with blue flowers. Gladiolas when a woman is mad. Pennywort if she is mean and clever. Every woman's time for roses will come if she waits. And fly-traps if she keeps a close watch on herself and her nearest. Wildly in love, women are covered with orange lilies, but if a woman is a girl who is a woman who is a girl who is always thinking about sex for the first time, mayweed settle on her skirt, comfort her/scare her, comfort/scare her, comfort/scare her. Flamingo plants come when a women is growing old.
Flowers fly from ships' foghorns.
THE FLOWERS of WOMEN'S SKIRTS by Kristín Ómarsdóttir.
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