One By One

One by one,
I pluck the thorns
barbed-wiring my heart in;
obstacle after obstacle
I surmount to prove
that love
will win.

Naturally, the plucks
unclog also the ducts
that keep the dammed rain
bayed,

but that doesn’t mean
the salt will wilt
the bloom who’s too far
on its way….

Poem and images ©LauraDenise

2 thoughts on “One By One

  1. The imagery in your exquisite poem is superbly created around your striking photos Laura, and I adore your finale stanza ..
    “but that doesn’t mean
    the salt will wilt
    the bloom who’s too far
    on its way” ….

    Liked by 1 person

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