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There Is a Flower


There is a flower
that only grows
in the forest canopy
someone said its name
I wasn’t listening
we only know about it
because it falls
on us as we walk
a faint path
through the pines
and a lower canopy
of nettles
like a burst of dawn
they lie on the path
too fine of strange colors
to belong here
this must be
why the butterflies
spend so much time
up high
get higher