FlowerIs this what it's like to fall in love?Flower17 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
Suddenly the doubts fade,
The euphoria blossoms from my core
And I feel like I have burst from the dirt
To drink up each drop of the sun.
Everyone loves differently.
Some start out as vibrant flowers
And gradually wilt,
While others grow slowly from a small seed
Planted deeply within from the start.
I could feel tendrils
Tickling their way through my bones.
They seeped outward through my pores,
Opening the angry barrier
That had always kept me warm.
Growing stalks began to crack me open,
Shoving their way through rotten soil
And unfriendly creatures.
I didn't realize that in my blanket of darkness,
I was dying.
And then all at once,
Lucius purple petals emerged from my eyes,
The explosion hitting everything around me.
That was the day I learned what love is,
Growing pains that hurt like nothing I've ever known,
But the pain is paired with sunshine,
And I have never felt more bright.