Monday, March 18, 2013

Do Flowers Feel Betrayed?

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

I’m wondering if the crested irises
feel betrayed when the sun coaxes
them up and then the snow piles
on deep,

keeping their vibrant purples
and yellows from the active

They had worked so hard to break free!

They dared to unfurl!

They had faith.

There’s a moral to this story,
though I’m not sure what it is,
or if it’s as interesting as what can
be gained from the simple act
of pondering.

As you’ve probably noticed,

I have a particular fondness

for questions.

© 2013/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Snow Days: Reflections by Candlelight" (a work in progress)

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