You and I Have Beauty to Share
A Poem in Words and Pictures
Radiance Angelina Petro
Come take me
One little piece of pollen at a time.
Come. I want you to.
Once I hid as a star,
Guarded by wisdom.
When I was ready
I unfolded wisdom’s spiral.
And allowed life’s dream
To draw me into the world.
For some, their wisdom will be fancy—
For there is such a thing as fancy wisdom.
Others bear wisdom that tightly guards–
Wanting to be absolutely sure before giving the word.
Regardless, when you are ready,
No matter where anyone else is in their stages of development
Just like I did.
And you will say, come.
Come take me, one little grain of pollen at a time,
And you will share your gold
With the hive of the heart of another.
For that is why we have been planted here,
In the dark soil of the earth.
You and me–
We are meant to share the fragrance of the light we bring.
Until wisdom says, enough, go back
To being a star.
For now, go ahead, shout your trumpets of joy,
Spread your granules of sweetness—
You and I have beauty to share.