Sweet Strength

Sun's Destruction

Sweet Strength

Some daysRequire you to be soft,Flower petals in the warmthSweet scents filling nostrils–Other daysYou have to be the sun–So scorching all shrivel beneath you,Singing nose hairs with the proofOf your ability to destroy.

You are not required to be oneAnd never the other, Not required to be beautyWithout a little beast,Not meant to simplyFade away and crumbleTo dust beneath shoeWithout creating your Own devastation.

Despite the wordsThat swirl in print and voiceSweetness comes with strength,An ability to bend without breaking,To balance and grow–But weakness comes With the lack of ability to change.

Welcome your fire,The heat that grows your petalsAnd floods your veins with a powerThat no one else can touch.

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Katrina Thornley

Katrina Thornley is a Rhode Island based author that graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in English. She lives in the middle of the woods and enjoys hiking, photography, painting, and candle making. 

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