The bud and the flower
one tightly closed.
the other with petals open
seen on a plant with a thick
brown stem, the green leaves
encircle them secure.

A botanical growth illustrative
of mankind, where the child
sweet and tender grows
to be an adult mature
born out of a mother
the patriarchal hegemony
exerts a dominance.

The flower brings joy,
Its bright hue exalts
the pastel shades exult.
keep blooming for a day or two
then wither and fall, subtly
proposing the impermanence
of the mortal world.