Wrinkles

apricot daylily

Her heart of hearts records the pain,

Places where deep scars remain;

Damaged tissues bear the strain,

Warped and twisted soul.

Kissed by Light, and coaxed by rain,

Wounded places bloom again,

Every scar croons fresh refrain –

Wrinkles make her whole.

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Bloom

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Winter – parasite,

Invader of Eden’s buds,

Breeds the biggest blooms

Glowstick

Yellow Diamond Lily

Glowstick gleam in deepest dark, incandescence blooming bright;

Tube and charge which cause the spark must be bent to make it light.

So your splendour glimmers best when life’s pressures twist your frame;

Bow with poise to each new test – darkness craves a brilliant flame.

In the Breaking Place

rudbeckia bud

 

She raises weary hands high,

knowing that if she aims for

heaven, she just might touch God.

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Tendons stretch beyond breaking

point, in the places  where pain

collides with grace; she feels buds

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Tear and in the ripping, birth

laughs at the Fall, defies this

gravitational downward

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Spiral, dictatorial

dead-weight. Thirsty soul seeks sun

and in the breaking place, blooms.