Roots of the Rose

The energy it takes

To generate real beauty

Requires grounding

On this earth plane.

Such fragile balance

A flower holds

Between the blossom

And being destroyed.

Flowering takes focus

No time to be concerned

With all that could go wrong

In offering oneself fully.

The intention has been set

Growth has begun

With trust

The roots will appear.

What grander purpose

Than to emanate

One's unique essence

To this world?