Hopeful Hibiscus

Hibiscus, you bloom;

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one small orange flower, inviting me to examine more closely for buds.

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Sure enough, there they are.

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Tiny. Hopeful. Growing.

Your leaves aren’t pretty.

They aren’t lush and full.

I’ve seen you look better.

I’ve seen you look worse.

You’ve weathered a lot.

Winter was hard.

But you escaped brush pile and were given a new home.

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Returning to life, I find you now growing, and in your growth you invite me to hope.

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Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.