Honest Faces

Marigolds have honest faces.
Slender petals face the sun,
orange blush for a new day.

Look closer: their centres squint
for cloud-safety, wish to shy away
from warmth and drop their heads,
pinch tight, droop to their waists
when they think no one sees them.

Claire Walker

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