Language: English 
Rose of neon darkness,
Rose of the sharp-thorned stem
And the rouge-bright petals,
Rose of nothing but yesterdays
Too bitter to remember --
Little dollar rose
Of the bar stools
Facing a two-bit

First published in Poetry Magazine (Australia), December 20, 1946


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