just like us
a bulb takes root
in an unforeseen world
the bud learns to unfold
has coded instructions
buried deep in its cells
to open, make pollen
let its scent go free

we, too, are brand new,
show up unexpected
with a purpose to play—
can we mimic flowers
in how we give back?
unfurl like a daffodil
offer love like pollen,
particles baptizing
the planet, dusting
it everywhere

2023 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

I welcome comments and discussion!

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