I am

by Naima

I exist
as the flowering plant
rare and exotic
that has bloomed without water or sunshine
enduring cold winds,
heat waves and draught

I survive
my vines creeping through
the cracks in sidewalks
and in other obvious places
but never discovered
studied or appreciated

I live
as the last of my kind
beautiful only when noticed
my blossoms are soft
my scent is fragrant,
bizarre and wonderful

I am by Naima

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