Resilience

closeup photo of a pink shoeflower in a tree with water droplets on its petals

Rain drops on petals,
character building features—
pimples on teen face.

Time to go

a dead rose against a blue sky with patches of clouds

As the sun goes down
a deadhead rose arises—
end of an era

Discovery

closeup photo of a rose, stuck to an intersection of brick and concrete walls

Finds uncanny home
a rose nestled between bricks
concrete has wet spots

Big break

close up photo of white aralia flowers on a tree

Plants in a dry state,
grateful for a drought relief—
a nation in debt.

Full circle

photo of dead flowers on the ground along with one fresh flower

Trees cleansing themselves
shed dead skin and dry blossoms
retrieve life through death.