seth derek aronson

     Tiny Flower   
(a poem)

i looked down
it was
too late

my left foot crushed a
tiny purple flower
lying on the sidewalk

i was struck by the notion
how fleeting beauty can be

how fragile

i remembered
how crushed Audrey had been
when doctors took the breasts
she deemed
such a cornerstone
of her beauty

she was wrong

she was even
more beautiful

she was even
more beautiful
without them

they were merely
a distraction
from the true core
of her gorgeousness

that part of her soul
which made my heart
beat faster
which made
everyone in the room
blissfully aware of her shining light
her blinding glow

if only she could know

like that tiny purple flower
on the sidewalk today
before it blew away






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