napowrimo poem 27: mairead in spring

prompt: write an ekphrastic poem.  (specifically, a poem written from a photograph.)


(photo credit: lynnee denise)

there is a difference between
the dogwood and the cherry blossom
i couldn’t prove it
the same season brings them both
to flower.

in this wilding moment
a small perfect creature is discovering
her edges
her laughter and ferocity.
her love is brash, is a brawl

spring is an explosion
seed shells bursting wide open,
the flower
seeking the absent crevice.
she, too, screams to delight
in her own lungs

and in the next moment
she gathers her dignity about her,
a buddha
reaching for, needing for
nothing the mind could name.
of existence.