Persistence #Journey #Nature #Poetry

Photo by Simon Tartarotti on Unsplash

a flower in the desert
scorching sun beats down
sand devoid of water and nutrients
and still
it blooms
it may remain for only a day
withers and dies
hours after rising up
from the desert floor
it is here
breaking through the surface
to see the light
of day
to experience only a single breath
of air
to reveal something
of itself
in this inhospitable place

© 2020 Jason A. Muckley

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