With the opening of her cage door
a canary takes a tentative step forward
carefully stepping over grass and basil

she spreads her little-used wings
shaking off marigold dust
only stopping to pick up a single yellow rose

Free at last…. she sings as she soars

©Vivian Zems 

Sarah at dVerse has tasked us with writing a poem using flowers and their meanings.

Grass – submission, utility
Basil – hatred
Marigold – despair, grief
Yellow rose – forgive and forget

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