There are so many truths
you can learn from
a flower.

When to keep open
and when to gently close;
how to blow in the direction
of the ever changing
how to learn to grow
-then bloom-
in the spaces life plants us.

I talk to the petals
in tender exchange,
tell them of my stream of life,
listen to their bright life
on the stem,
bring myself back
to the truth in those buds-

Love is the only thing
that can teach us
how let ourselves become
fuller again.