I Am Not a Winter FlowerMy status as any kind of winter blossomI Am Not a Winter Flower40 minutes ago in Free Verse More Like This
was threatened when I soaked too long
in a molten, early spring sun.
As a child I had thought to ask someone,
“if blossoms take in too much sun
do they burn?”
Yes. Yes they do.
One warm, snowy night my roommate said,
“You are the bravest person I know.”
“You are also the strongest.”
Love and confusion warred in me
at the truth staring simply from her shadowed eyes.
How could that be? I’m crumbling here.
My ashen petals are littering the ground you walk on.