Lilies, A Poem

God (or whoever) granted the blossomage of lilies only two days
Emerging from the pond, the flower opens pearlescent off-white
At night fall it closes to guard itself
The twilight of the bloom begins the next day
It opens with petals pliant and pink
Then closes a final time, jettisoned into the lake

The pilfering pestilence of its leave,
The prodding invasion techniques we humans
Must have learned from
The lily pads grow into colossi robbing the sun from life below
Sapping life from the murkful waters

Powerful men grow into giants
Boosted by wealth and fame
The docile cyclopes should not attract fear from men
Instead it is the ape who wields his power like lilies

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