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SUNFLOWER

Processed with VSCOcam with a4 preset Processed with VSCOcam with p4 presethe told me my smile was like a sunflower
that's when I knew he didn't know me at all

he said it was bright and big like the sun on a sunny day
that my petals stuck out like a sun ray

I tried not to roll my eyes
so I smiled & nodded
swallowing the words I wanted to say:

that is not my smile

it's more of an orchid
not big and bright and the center of attention
but small and delicate craving your affection
it's kind and loving and thoughtful
fed with poetry and sustained with honesty
my smile is not so easily understood
my petals don't stick straight out for you read
you have to follow the stem in order to dig deep
I don't have a large center with smaller parts around
I have lots of different parts on a hollow stem
that are much harder to figure out

I'd love my smile to be a sunflower
maybe then I would know who I am
but we don't choose the way we shine
we don't choose the way we are, our parts, or our design
so I want to find someone who knows
my smile is an orchid
and it loves it so
who understands my depth
who wants to watch me grow
who will strive to find the beauty in each petal
even the parts they may never see bloom

so when you told me that my smile was like a sunflower
that's when I learned that person is
not you.

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