The wild, wild rose that winds around
Your unsuspecting open heart
Possesses you to play its part.
Enthralled, you praise the rose you've found
Without a trace of holding back;
It gives to life the things you lack.
The petals of your rose display
An overlapping symmetry
That brings to mind serenity.
In bloom for all too brief a stay,
Its beauty is ephemeral—
A passing grace that touches all.
But still, the memories abide;
The sight and scent can't be denied.
As you prevail, be unafraid:
The rose you knew will never fade.
©2020 Michael Fraley
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