Gerbera Daisy

The gerbera’s dark eye
stares into my soul,

questions the distractions
pulling me off balance.

Black pinheads
cluster in the centre

girdled by an iris
of inner petals.

A serrated disc of orange

like a spinning plate
that one day decided to stop.

A single stem of happiness.
I am enough.

(first published by Dreich, Summer Anywhere anthology, July 2021)

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