A Rose Petal
Robert Leoni

A rose
Flowing oceans of red velvet
Each a mountain or a wave
Flowing pieces of scarlet silk
Rippling into a single pattern

A tremor
Slowly vibrating the waves and mountains
The seas and skies
All a kaleidoscope of red
With a twisting arm of green

A slowly twisting game
A complexly done dance
An elegant orchestra
Playing out
A clear, beautiful tune

And a gentle breeze
Vibrating through stem and petal alike
As it grows larger
A mountain of silk falls
Like a sphere of red light

As it touches the ground
A sign has appeared
That it is time
For the seasons
To change

What will you choose?
Will you change
Or be left behind
Forgotten
alone?
Robert Leoni