Tart

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Flower buds yet to bloom.
They sit waiting, bearing
the heavy drops of rain,
the scorching sun,
and petal ripping winds.

Birth and death in a muddy earth.
One day, they wake.
Opening up as new flavor
spreads over their now unprotected bodies.

Sting sweetly.

via Daily Prompt: Tart

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