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Still Life ... by Andrew Vial

I once saw a beautiful flower
Unfurl its petals in front of me
As it stretched upward to the sun.

Its beauty took away my breath
So I transplanted it to a nearer field
That I could watch it grow
and be near ...

Now it is gone
Back to its first known place
And I feel empty, - alone.

Andrew Vial 1/10/1999