Magnolia Bloom


No sign of life, all this time,

your secret– locked inside

your dried and brittle twigs,

grounded in Winter’s chill.


A sudden surprise declaration

of love I’d long forgotten,

you displayed a solitary flower

that caught my full attention.


A herald to the season’s change,

a reawakening of warm feelings

I thought had died, long forgotten!

You had guarded your secret well.


Once again I’m under your spell,

intoxicated by the scented breeze,

infected by your contagious breath

of new love unfurling once again.