The Mourning of a Daffodil

by Amelie De Jesus


There’s an overwhelming ripeness to it–
basking in the scent of limp petals,
soft silkiness turned cracked, ragged.

A thin body once trumpeting–
reaching towards the blazing star,
blessed with life, believed & loved.

Hands welcoming the blue–
gifted with stray dew from the skies,
flourishing in kind, yellow with pride!

Lifted crowns and blooming buds.


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