Soon and very soon the flowers will begin pushing, breaking the ground
and tender shoots will reach for the sun, carrying hope
moving up, opening and spreading their petals.
And I love how they are never afraid of the bees, taking
from them, nor even of cross-pollination – the invention
of something new, bold colors to inspire and make us think
mixing could help us become, even more beautiful.
Let’s hope they say a prayer for us, as we cower in our corners,
resisting the brightness of our sun, and afraid of the bees.
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