Reluctant Herald

The central leaflet

of the fern

lay curled tightly

loath to open

its eyes

enjoying the frost’s

cold embrace

and winter’s

prolonged run

petrified at the thought

of the Sun’s scalding

hot prodding rays

forcing it to open up

to herald hope

and then die

just to announce

the spring’s arrival.

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