Blooms of Summer Sun

Sometimes the sun comes up from the ground,

in the circular bloom of a Black-eyed Susan,

or the saucer-like blossom of the cup plant.

The super-saturated yellow lit from behind,

standing up to the heat of the day

without wilt or complaint.

It is the embodiment of summer,

of sun and heat and a season of growth.

It is a celebration.

Happiness is a flower in the sunlight.

Happiness is a summer day.

Happiness is the month of August.

The stunning simplicity of a flower that echoes the sun,

backed and buoyed by the green of sustenance and life,

will always be a wonder to behold.

The heart bursts with joy

at these explosions of a summer

that’s not quite ready to give up.

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