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Aug 22

A New Flower

A NEW FLOWER
6/26/73

gurgle, gurgle
slurp, slurp
g-r-w-w…

oomph, push
ugh, grunt,
g-r-o-w…

I reach out
with force and fear
looking for life
free and clear.

My arms outstretch
to engulf the sun;
when will it happen,
Has my life begun?

Finally I see
the fresh, fragrant air;
finally believing
that somebody cares