Weeding through reality and image.

Weeding through reality and image
the roots have tangled
and begun to grow together
as a selfie is taken
with a smile held up by the stem.

The flowers open for the light
to soak in the perfect glow
because the image of happy
and success
must be captured
and always shared.

As the sun goes down
the flower closes
and its reality
reveals itself
and the harshness of the soil
it grows within
begins to compromise
the petals.

The petals wilted
several fall
the flower frightened
looks up above
begging for glue
to hide what is missing
as if reattaching a petal
hiding truths
will heal everything.

Rather than
living honestly
and accepting
aging is another
step through life
that cannot be forgotten.

Thanks for reading.
-Temperamentally Tina

Published by Tina

I am a mother that is passionate about early education and a person that relieves stress through art, and writing.

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