are you afraid
of the little flower bud
that might
or might not
grow inside me?
or do you crave
the bloom
because it means
you and I will,
at long last,
nurture something together?

Diane Callahan strives to capture her sliver of the universe through writing poetry, non-fiction, and fantasy. You can read her work in Short ÉditionRiddled with ArrowsThe Sunlight Press, and Rust+Moth, among others. Her YouTube channel, Quotidian Writer, provides practical tips for aspiring authors.