unfolding flower with what hope will you be born with? with what dreams will you be enthralled with? with what desires will you be allured with? with what sorrows will you be shrouded with? where will you face to seek the sunlight? where will you turn to weep with the rain? where will your seedlings fly? where will your petals fall?
let me live my life as a leaf. let me lift and leave as they do. they beg not to let go of limb… but they go nevertheless, their greeness outgrown. their brightness only crumbling to rustling brown bits as i watch whether trampler will rake them back to me… they do not stay as i do. i alone cannot bear for each of them to go. leaving me so bare and barren once more. let eternal winter slay me through once. lashes no more, no one hears my white muffled cries. crack me in two and be done with your icy touch. let not Spring come again with her adornments, they mean nothing to me no more. Sultry Summer with her, blush of petit sweet offerings. my bitterness ever taints them… carressing eyes yet shriveling tongues. etch not your beloveds upon me… i promise your parting, under my very boughs.