Little Cactus Flower
"Pretty LITTLE... :(
"Cactus' flower after they become grown ups!"
Her sweet fifth grade face is dour, peering at the plant she cups
She asks me, at twelve, if she'll be pretty.
"Little cactus flower," I say, "you'll be a sight to see!" She
grows more lovely by the hour
Teenage princess in her tower, sunlight floods the room for her
pretty little cactus flower.
Buds now bloom, where needles were
Prom night, pausing on the stairs,
she has no idea her power
Fair as the corsage she wears,
pretty little Cactus Flower...
Copyright © Lycia Harding | Year Posted 2020
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