When I saw you, embracing you with my wild eyes,
I saw elongated petals
With swimming lines
With orange spotted pistils
While your boldness could not be ignored
You are wearing my favorite color
When I look with my other senses
I see more
I might smell your unique wonder
Feel your simple silhouette with opposing beauty
Owing nothing and yet giving so much
When I looked, I saw
Water gardens, quietly rushing,
Peaceful and soothing,
Washing, soul renewing,
Would you take me on your deep reward?
Where wistful warmth borrows my being?
Where skies are clear and children believing?
To my wonder, my writing, my wishful wandering,
Over the walls your water falls.
Will you please wash my burdens free?
Would you euphorically and courageously
Release all my dreams,
So I can one day breathe?