pushing upward
reaching, stretching
longing for the warm caress
that the morning sun
brings each day
washing soothingly over
your soft face
a softness once
almost eliminated
by a struggle
against your surroundings
hard, crusty earth
was your bed
and every night came
a dream of the endless sleep

but hope
not lost
was rekindled
when the season of your growth
reflected the storm within your soul
that electric fire
rising up

reaching, stretching
through the stem of your being
radiating

a glow
then shines
shimmers in the mist
long after
the thunder dies.

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