She's a Sunflower

Quickly, she grew

on hard soil

but direct sunlight

 

She thrived in warm environments

where her spirit could bloom

 

The dry desert was all she knew

but she learned to adapt to the drought

to the dry, hot air

 

And because she learned

to adjust

and

to push boudaries of comfort

 

Others looked up to her

like she would always turn 

to look up to the sun

for energy

 

The sun gave her life

and made her happy

 

When she blossomed

bumblebees mistook her sweetness for pollen

birds related to her freedom

 

She was intelligent

vital

and little did she know

how beautiful her simplicity was

 

All she would seek 

was the light

when others find it within her

radiating

 

Akin to the heart

and the soul

nobody could lift spirits like her

 

She basked vibrantly 

 

Like a sunflower