Poem: Floral Message
saying in color and delicate shape
that striving for the sun is worth the heartache,
the petals of the plants,
demure and bombastic,
try for nothing more than survival.
But in this effort
their nonchalant beauty,
which impresses thirsty birds and dust-covered bees
as much or more than human admirers,
reminds all who would look that
Life goes on.
And amid the brutal math of dominance,