. . . and can be destroyed in an instant.
Not by crushing it with your hands ,
but by what comes out of one’s mouth;
the words we speak can be as swift
and as lethal as venom, seering the
precious petals and burning the lush
bud to the core. . . until there is nothing
left, but bittnerness and fear and void.
Be careful what you say. . . you never
know whose heart will be destroyed.