Sunflower: A Poem About Goodbye
I watched you two this summer,
You and that sun,
I saw your romp in the soil,
your passion, heliotropic.
How your face never left his.
How you warmed, unshaded, until
even bees kissed you.
Until you even looked alike.
You stretched toward him
over careless squash vines
and distracted carrots,
reached for him past private tomatoes
and onions, who never glance up.
Then you stiffened and
plumped with seeds.
Now it’s over, isn’t it?
The romance? Your season?
You’ve changed, you know.
Today you didn’t follow him.
I saw him brush your ripened face,
kiss your neck
and move on.
Sunflower: A Poem About Goodbye, ©Cheryl Bostrom, 2018
“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness. I will build you up again . . .” Jeremiah 31:3-4
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
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