Thank You for the Flower

Thank You for the Flower

Deborah Beach Giordano
© July 13, 2010

Thank you for the flower
that you set outside my door;
it was such a nice surprise
to receive a gift just for me –
for no particular reason
except to bring a smile.

In a day or two
or maybe three –
it will wilt;
the petals
will drop
to the earth
and fade away.

And from its heart
will come forth
a message:
a sign
of life-giving hope
and renewal;
born anew
from the
empty place
once wreathed
in velvety yellow.

A thousand
tiny seeds
awaiting
their moment;
ready
to burst forth,
filling the air
with their
gentle testimony
that once,
upon this site,
there was
a lovely
yellow flower.

And all
who have eyes
will see
and rejoice
to know
that here –
right outside my doorstep –
you thought of me.

Thank you,
dearly beloved,
thoughtful Friend,
for the flower.

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I am a struggling Christian, committed pacifist, near-obsessive recycler, incurable animal lover, inveterate tree-hugger; a nature mystic, a socialized introvert, an advocate for the vulnerable, an opponent of exploiters.
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