Oct 05

A flower, awake

A flower once whole, now horribly maimed
Once full and blossoming, yet now crushed
Once full of life, now full of shadow
Once full of color, now dull with age.

A fractured flower, falling
Petals of pieces, seeds of glass
A snapped stem, draping leaves
A flower, sighing.

A flower, stabbed
Prickling, torn, bleeding
Punctured by thorns
Sliced by stones
Choked by roots
Swallowed by weeds.

A flower, broken
Desperate, dauntless, afraid
A flower, doomed
A flower, awake.