Joy of Being

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A time-lapse flower,
I open suddenly, spectacularly:

a firework
of petal and pistil
of stamen and sepal,

my colors no longer closed,
but billowing in the breezes
and bending with the bees.

To live like that—
what beauty!
To love like that—
what bliss

This article was published originally in 2020, in GreenPrints Issue #121.


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