Armored in twisted petals, the tight bud’s heart
is hidden from the passing watcher’s eye.
Observe how silently it stands apart–
keeping its secrets, openness denied.
But look, how as the sun’s unfolding rays
bring to the bud a generous, gentle heat
the bud unfolds and to us all displays
the beauty of bloom, once hidden in retreat.
So let us be as bold as life demands
bravely unfurl the armor of our souls
reveal our truths and learn to understand
how much our hiding never makes us whole.

An open flower may drink the sun and live;
the burning sun dares even more: to give.


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