that flower

when I awoke this morning
I remembered
the small flower that split through
the broken sidewalk
where I used to sit,
when I was nine,
on summer days
when the silence of the afternoon
lay softly across my neighborhood
rising only for distance laughter
lacing mirrored rooftops
reflecting the innocence of youth
as I sat
this flower stood
as if it’s desires were to reach up
and touch the sun
to be caressed
by it’s love
and I wondered
what that would feel like
so I plucked the flower
and put it in my pocket

© Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.
All photos © Copyright 2014 Melissa Leigh Clarke. All Rights Reserved.

About Melissa Leigh

I believe that every life is full of endless moments that help you, hurt your, change you, inspire you, and allow you to mold yourself into the best version of yourself that you can possibly be. Stories exist in all of us and need to be shared in order to grow.
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