Yellow Petals

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Every summer she was rising
Just beyond the garden gate
Standing taller every morning
At least it seemed that way

Building something like a village
To support her as she climbed
Making sure what grew around her
Was not brighter than her shine

When the sunlight hits the surface
It can change a man for sure
Paint a picture close to perfect
So it’s easy to ignore

That the heart is born to wander
And the eyes known to deceive
Yellow petals on the outside
Black as midnight underneath

Long before there was a chapel
High and holy to the west
She was spreading out her roots
Along the Tiber riverbed

Cross the ocean like a dreadnought
Pure temptation all the way
To the distant shore of Havilah
Only water in her veins

 - July 2017 -