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Nov 2021 · 74
Mr. Wonderful
Black Petal Nov 2021
He's tending the garden.
Earth on his hands
Sweat on his neck.
Sprinkling seeds
From freshly spent flowers.
I can't see his eyes behind his Ray bans
But I know they're focused, delighted
Observing the occupants and visitors
In his cultivated oasis.
To keep the garden nurtured,
protected,
is critical.
He worries when the storms roll in.
How will they fare?
But he does what he can.
He rids the area of weeds
And cares for slender stems.
It's a promise kept
To tend and till.

In the garden he's a father too.
May 2021 · 180
Body Armor
Black Petal May 2021
Soft folds of stretched skin
Guarding my delicate core
Deserve my reverence
Apr 2021 · 61
Pothos
Black Petal Apr 2021
Turning a new leaf
She stretches towards the sun
Displaying her truth
Apr 2021 · 532
Orange Grove
Black Petal Apr 2021
Sweet fragrant citrus
Awaken my tired senses
The essence of home
Apr 2021 · 33
Now
Black Petal Apr 2021
Now
There is only now
Boiling and blistering now
Sit and breathe through now
Apr 2021 · 811
Storm
Black Petal Apr 2021
I am the howling wind
I am the cold mist kissing your skin
I am leaves and branches dancing
I am swollen waves and sideways rain
I am black sky
I am the storm.
Apr 2021 · 1.5k
Last Summer
Black Petal Apr 2021
The world was frantic.
Nature, the only escape.
You and I skipped stones.
Mar 2021 · 1.0k
Night Bird
Black Petal Mar 2021
Moon glitters on waves
Blackbird sings in the shadows
Nature's midnight song
Mar 2021 · 532
Libra Moon
Black Petal Mar 2021
Stay, luminous moon.
Orbit my heart forever.
Shine through its deep cracks.
Mar 2021 · 769
Banyan
Black Petal Mar 2021
Breathe in and breathe out
Rooted like the banyan tree
Watch thoughts come and go
Mar 2021 · 208
Wild River
Black Petal Mar 2021
It seems easy for you
to shut off
your affections for me.
Of this, I am envious.
My love
is a strong current.
Uncontained
in the wild river of my being.
Slamming into rocks and timber
without mercy.

Attempts to build dams in this stream
fail miserably
when its roaring waters tear through them
like paper.
Mar 2021 · 76
Secret Song
Black Petal Mar 2021
You cannot hear me
When I sing behind these walls
I have sealed them shut
Mar 2021 · 760
Hummingbird
Black Petal Mar 2021
Iridescent bird
Pauses for sweet red flower
Lightning bolt stands still
Mar 2021 · 231
Sanctuary
Black Petal Mar 2021
Among the Cypress
Portal to an untouched world
Where life reigns Supreme
Mar 2021 · 576
In Between
Black Petal Mar 2021
I'll wait while you mend
And fill the empty spaces
With color and song
Mar 2021 · 222
Untitled
Black Petal Mar 2021
A single flower
Blooms among the tangled weeds
Beauty in the mess
Mar 2021 · 1.3k
Spring Sun
Black Petal Mar 2021
Sitting in the sun
Soft grass below my bare skin
A lovely moment
Mar 2021 · 625
Haven
Black Petal Mar 2021
No matter what comes
I'm making it beautiful
Here in this refuge

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