PhotoPoem for – Dancing Flower – A Flower’s Soft Arms


A Flower’s Soft Arms

Aromas of drifting days
shimmered among the sun’s early shifting shadows
warming a garden’s languid floral arms.
The blooms’ shallow sculptures carved sunlight into
valleys, brushing eyebrows on ridges –
I reached out.

Stop – soft shocked.

How did nature decide touching such delicate beauty
would disturb the very pigments that drew
butterflies and bees and me?

Only by reaching the tendrils of my thoughts
a hair beyond my nose was I
delicate enough
alive enough
to safely reach
the flower’s soft arms and listen —

Was scent, then, the first outreach, first tool of touch?

The languid flower beyond me winks and waves its arms like
fresh sheets singing lullabies with a windy day —

I smile. Touched —

- sense the warming morning sun blink a fragrance from my flower -

– remember them whispering at my birth –

- and know -

- I’m on the right scent -

© Felipe Adan Lerma


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Artist self portrait - photo of Felipe Adan Lerma on converted railway track bike ferry for the Island Line Trail connecting mainland Vermont to South Hero on Lake Champlain.

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