I was looking at the flowers
wrapped neatly in cellophane,
I was wondering if the colors 
beaming orange and teal were
grown or dyed, those particular hues 
either way made me think of 
radioactive cartoons, you know,
Bugs Bunny and the Poisoned Carrots, or
Warner Brothers During Wartime, you know,
Psychotropic PSA's or the reason you'd prefer astroturf
and Invasion of the Bunny Snatchers, you know,
those things that stuck to your kid brain like 
gum you'd want later, stale but still malleable 
with the right lubrication;
I was thinking of those flowers on
my way to the train when I
mistook a coat on a hydrant for
a real live man.