6.08.2014

Delayed Gratification

After a season
of guts wrapped tight
against storms,
quivering
at the end of your stalk,
refusing opening
because when you do
everyone will notice
the sickly-sweet wonder of you,
now you can feel the sun,
but still you wait
for the ants
to help with your blooming.

For Grace’s prompt to the Real Toads: Making a Heart Out of Wild Plants