If words are flowers
would you not want
a fragrant, colorful garden?
A friend carries gardenia in his pocket
instead of cologne, more natural,he says,
fresh and lasts longer.
Some words are heavy
emotions can be wieldy
hard to carry
dawn brings a prism of colors
like a smile that frames one’s day
even flaws become acceptable.
slowly you will learn the grammar
a coherence of your genius and vulnerability
you will not be afraid to dance.