"One Perfect Rose" is a love poem alright, but not of the… ahem, usual variety. That's right. There's no "Oh thank you so much for the flowers" in here. Nope. It's all about how the rituals of love have become cliché. Perfect roses? Everybody in love sends those, and, frankly, it's a little boring. That, at any rate, is this poem's take on romantic love. It's high time for a change, our speaker suggests.
Sorry, friends. Flowers aren't genuine expressions of love. They are like amulets that are used without much thought or effort, just as a security policy to keep love going.
Love needs to adapt itself to the times, yo! Flowers are old news, and should be replaced with something more creative.