“What’s it like to bloom?”

I asked Buttercup

She stood silent



Not trying to be

Daffodil, or


No apparent wish to be

Rose, or


Not seeming worried about

threats of

future weather

or careless feet

I waited for a reply

She just continued to


All of Herself

at me

without explanation

About Cynthia M Clingan

Cynthia Clingan is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Columbus, Ohio who offers somatic psychotherapy, spiritual coaching, and meditation and mindfulness instruction.
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