Riley Werner

Rookie (6/24/95 / Portland)

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A Lily Is Humble

A lily’s seed that waits to grow
is buried shallow in the earth.
It stays untouched by farmers hoe
inside the seed cooks natures mirth.
The seed fights hard both cold and death
while winter takes its frosted bite.
As mother waits with baited breath
for spring to come with weather bright

Ice king’s cold grip begins to fade
and winter’s white coat starts to tear
The snow creeps quickly back to shade
and leaves the seed’s spot warm and bare.
The triumphant cry of birdsong
tells of winter’s defeat by spring.
The lily’s seed has waited long
for what ...

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