Snatched Away

I blossomed with my sister

In the darkness of a moonless night

Walked in a young man next day

He admired and caressed her

She blushed and spread her petals in pleasure

He took an image of her

She smiled and posed for him

And she waited expectantly

When he abruptly plucked her

From the mother stem

The entire bush shook with grief

And he mistook my tears for dewdrops

We shrivelled as he just walked away

Leaving us to mourn her loss

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