Poem: Floral Message

Asiatic LilyBursting forth,

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,

beauty reigns.

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