wither

Wither
Frank Ocean
Wither

girl tonight i hold you close (close enough to prove)
hope a garden grows where we dance this afternoon
hope our children walk by spring and flowers bloom
hope they’ll get to see my color
know that i’ve enjoyed sunshine
pray they’ll get to see me wither (with her)

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George Wither (21 June 1588 – 12 May 1667) 

English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. (Wikipedia)

From our stacks: Illustrations from Juvenilia. Poems By George Wither. Contained in the Collections of his Juvenilia which appeared in 1626 and 1633. Part I. Publications of the Spenser Society issue No. 9. Printed for the Spenser Society, 1871.