we should be flowers

by kimberleychan73

I have been thinking about flowers

roses with their sharp spiky thorns are accepted because they bloom into layers of beauty and smell like perfume that no one has ever been able to bottle

poppies with their quirky little stems and hairy bulbs which then crack open into wispy light petals of colour

sunflowers and their big happy smiley faces, I don’t think I’ve ever met an unhappy sunflower

orchids and their abstract and delicate beauty yet remarkably long lasting and then periods of hibernation where we patiently wait for the next blooming period

we accept each flower as they are, and completely, without questioning why they are so different

so why don’t we do that with people, accept each person as they are, and completely

I think we should be flowers