Narcissus in Two
Our prompts, our inspiration, this week come from the Blackout poetry of Magaly Guerrero.
My choice, "Be an uncrushed flower"
To remain uncrushed requires
growing off the beaten path.
But, I’d rather be rooted
along the muddy track of many pilgrims,
than on the verge,
For what point is beauty
if it remains unseen?
“Ah, what a beautiful flower this must have been,
such a shame to bruise it under our feet,”
is still praise.
Far better that than multitudes
just pass me by
with no consideration.
Because, I was so very beautiful
and admiration is my due.
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