I watch you grow.

A slow, certain rise,
Saluting the sun.

Unfurling into this world.
Eyes wide open.
Sheer delight.

Untarnished by judgement,
Untainted by cynicism.

Your billowy form,
Unabashed, exuberant, alive.
Knowing in your beauty.

A silhouette of selflessness.
The rain barely ruffles you.
As it seeps through my seams,
I wipe the tears away.

The light goes down,
Your petals close up,
Till they greet the morning sun.


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