Blossom burst

For the Secret Keeper’s weekly writing prompt. This week’s words are:

SPARK | TOUCH | TWIST | HEALTH | REST

Photo©Eviatar Bach

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The spark that touched the bud

made the flower burst,

a caught cascade of petals

that pour from boughs still bare,

black as winter, shiny ’neath the rain.

Rest a while, and let sap rise,

a fountain of goodness,

and tardy leaves unfurl

to curl about the blown blooms

before march winds scatter,

rain patter,

mud spatter,

the first spring glory.