We walked on the concrete sidewalk
to the side of the path,
teaching you the life cycle of a butterfly,
because I wanted you to know
the way the world works.
You were running
"Stop! Look!" I said.
"Listen!" you answered as you slowed and stopped beside
a flower growing through a crack in the sidewalk.
I stood amazed at the little flower
a flower growing through a crack in the sidewalk,
and I knew
the amazing little flower