Provocative Flowers

Written by Haley Kigbo
Artwork by Tegan Iversen


Calmly and slowly,

Moving up the stem like a warmed knife gliding through butter.


Tingling and intrigued,

The feeling is endless, as if you were looking out at a desert horizon,

Forever moving in a constant direction.


Anticipation building,

Moving with the natures energy.


Suddenly, smooth lines of the stalk are interrupted with luring shapes.

Ebb and flow,

Up and down.


Intensity grows as the petals stretch out wider and wider,



The flower's beauty is held with stiffness.

Reaching maturity and ultimate relief.



Full in bloom and ecstasy.