Get Out of the Sun

Updated: Feb 9

by Michelle Mateo

Get out of the sun

you are too dark

would you tell this to a flower

that is reaching for the sky?

fade dreamy petals into autumnal guilt,


wilt trying wonders?

there are more pressing shadows

than hues on a face,

or bronzed leaves

a dyed stem is opulent

hiding the ancestors before it

but underneath the precious silk of

fronds and sepal

lay a fine bastille of roots

claiming its place in the world

let the golden rays bathe its body

to warm a spot for the crown

We want to thank Michelle for her contribution! Follow her on Instagram!

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