• Joshua Lefort

The Bittersweet Touch

His world came to be

while another's ceased to see.

His flower was freshly plucked

while another's was recently crushed.


Unknowing, he too-one day

Would drift away.

...What a shame


His simple but enticing scent

Would soon be expected to pay rent.

His velvety soft petals

Would wither through life.

Only to be sped up, by societal strife.


Bound to return to the soil.

He must first learn to toil.

As his roots yearned,

two choices remained unturned.


Would he dare challenge the sun?

And be left as parched

as a dried-up bun.

Or would he tilt towards shade?

And decompose, forever afraid.


As time comes to an end.

His roots attempt to mend.

The next will take his spot.

How might he write his plot?