the little girl
that no one sees
she was never
I look away,
but I know
Sun grew as flower grew as me.
Rays that stretched and reached,
pushed through the wormy earth
to climb on stemmed leg. We drank falling
water and embraced warm. Nights,
we faded, rested silently, to be
re-born at dawn. When at last we opened,
our faces turned to one,
flower, me, sun.