The Offering

The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life…

— Proverbs 11:30

Each lemony petal

seems ready to fall,

the seeds, too, wait

for the passing bee

or butterfly to land, 

to carry a new generation,

disperse a gift asunder,

and though we could 

mourn the loss of a single

petal, the sacrifice of this bloom

is not gone but changed

into an offering, a continuation

as life begets more life

in the beauty of renewal.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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