Friday, November 9, 2012

cummings and goings

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."
- e.e. cummings

I have sprouted like a wildflower
in a summer patch of green,
stretching tall in the happy sun.

I have wilted and drooped,
a sad, forgotten weed in the
midst of a dry, lonely winter.

And I have shriveled to dust,
a speck in the breeze that carries 
away what is left of me. 

And still I remain - weed and wildflower,
ash and seed, underfoot and in the air 
as you breathe in a lung full of hope and promise.

Nov PAD #8 - talk back to a dead poet

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