Perennial

If I can do it well,
If I can be good to myself,
perhaps I will not only live,
but blossom
and flourish.

Like a spring bloom,
I could perfume
and pollinate the bees
nuzzling against flowers’
sweet anthers and soft petals.

Perhaps I could get better.
See the world in such a way
that might make it worth the effort.

It’s not necessary to hold your breath.
On the contrary,
breath deep
and steady.

Be the breeze that carries
your pollen to seed
and sends dead leaves twirling down from trees,
tumbling over one another
skipping across streets.

It is not necessary
to wait until the spring hours and weather
but only if you must,
if you can truly do no better,
then when the season comes
and the sun returns its warmth
wait no longer to come into form.

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About Jessica Lee

Jessica is a twenty-something poet who performs most of her work on stage in Spoken Word. She has found writing therapeutic since she was child, and has pursued it ceaselessly. She enjoys writing even the most fleeting thoughts and dreams as SensicalRavings. Between long retail shifts, she enjoys writing observational pieces (always with a slant) of locally relevant subjects as ALLGainesville. If you appreciate inspiring, coming-of-age suppositions, become a follower. Though it's not always roses, it's raw!

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