Petals by Linda Imbler

Petals

Sepals fall off softly, one at a time, floating to the ground
Underneath like silk, a satin welcome
Exposed
Now sun kissed and laid bare; feel the breath of Spring on your stem

The breath of new Spring, connect with the seed
Exposing the rose button
Within this opening; feel the breath of Spring on your stem
So close, the flowering petals

Exposing the rose button
Inflorescence
So close, the flowering petals
Spring’s mounting ascent

Efflorescence
Exposed
Spring’s breathless release
Sepals fall off softly, one at a time, floating to the ground

©2016 Linda Imbler

 

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Bio:

Linda Imbler is the author of the chapbook “Lost and Found.” She is most recently the author of “New Lives” forthcoming in Ascent Aspirations: Friday’s Poems. Other poems were published by deadsnakes.blogspot.com, behappyzone.com, bluepepper.blogspot.com, buckoffmag.com, Broad River Review Literary Magazine, Fine Flu Journal, Blognostics, Bunbury Magazine and Mad Swirl . Three short stories have been published at Fear of Monkeys and Danse Macabre. This writer, yoga practitioner, and classical guitar player resides in Wichita, Kansas.

 

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