Flower Girl by Jane Noel Dabate Feel what it means to be inside your body but do not look down yet. Instead look back at the people who say they have blessed the earth with you. Know that you are no more blessing than these people are creators. These people will always fear you. Do not give them reason to. When you grow up and wish to feel fear yourself find a creator worthy of your worship. Meet the God with open petal palms and show Them how you pray. If the God is impressed, They will accept your devotions but never forget that you came first. When you grow curious about your own origin look to your roots. Look to your feet planted in the soil and see how you have sprouted from seedling. Redeem yourself from the God. You came first.
Jane Noel Dabate is a poet and writer from the Boston, Massachusetts area. She has been writing for several years and is inspired by favorite poets Mary Oliver, Sabrina Benaim, and Kendrick Lamar. In addition to writing, her passions include philosophy and political science. Her work has previously appeared in several journals, including Rattle Poetry Magazine.