Like a Bud


Like a bud
    exploding into a rose
Like a calico cat
    awakening from a dream

She rises to her feet
Stretches her arms overhead
    Arches her back
    Spreads fingers, closes eyes
    Tips face up to the sky
Inhales impossibly deep

Without boundaries, inhibitions, fears,
She expands into the universe
    Rises a-tiptoe for a moment
    Lowers, plants feet wide
    Shakes hair into
A waterfall down her spine

Then softly sighs
Drops her shoulders
    Brings together hands
    In a momentary namaste
    Before letting them fall to her sides
She opens her eyes and shrinks
Origami-ing into a person.

^z - 2020-03-21