For Poets United: Mid-Week Motif – Flower
Brief Life Span
Stood by watching you bloom
delicate petals slowly unfolding
from tightly curled bud
of your fragile in-most being.
Sunlight loved blue of your eyes
when laughter fell like soft rain
rounding edges of thorns grown
through need for defenses.
All too soon, had to stand by
watch darkness descend, gather
you back into its withering
Elizabeth Crawford 5/24/2017
Note: Image is pen and ink line weave drawing, titled Night Bloom, enhanced with a digital background.