‘The Lilly’ A Poem By Colleen Machut

Photo by Matt.

She lifts her head
And opens her petals
To the sun.

Not in love for him
But only just because,
He’d kissed her with his smile
And she enjoyed the warmth.

May never my heart
Though loveless open
Just for the warmth of the sun.

First appeared in Open Skies Quarterly Issue 1, Summer 2020

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