Fallen Petal


I saw a fallen petal

bright and lively,

upon a bed of brown pine,

gorgeously lying.


Does she know her fate is now


Poor, poor purple petal,

I wish I could reattach you,

return you to the rest.


I saw a fallen human

bright and lively,

upon this bed of brown pine,

briefly join me


but realized she had not fallen

but purposely arrived;

she rose again

and took to flight,


like me,

upon the breeze.


I wonder if she

has risked it all 

to follow her heart,

to leap into life

before death does part


the bloom from the earth

for our time is already short.

Had she gone, like me, to find 

what her heart beats for?


Poem and image ©LauraDenise

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