Monday, June 20, 2016

A flower growing through a crack in the sidewalk

We walked on the concrete sidewalk
together.
I was looking
to the side of the path,
teaching you the life cycle of a butterfly,
and photosynthesis,
because I wanted you to know
the way the world works.
You were running
ahead.
"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
and you.

I found
a flower growing through a crack in the sidewalk,
and I knew
the amazing little flower
was you.