After the Storm

Such strange flowers bloomed
After the storm

Amid the destruction and debris
So difficult to notice
Through the veil of tears

Not common weeds
Dogged, outstanding blooms
Like the memories she washed away

A crisp kaleidoscope of buds
Cultivating hope
Against the backdrop of despair

Such striking flowers bloomed
After the storm



About the Poet:
Kelly McNeal lives and works in New Jersey. Her current work appears in Front Porch Review, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Slink Chunk Press, Rat’s Ass Review and Yellow Chair Review.



Photo by Jose Antonio Alba.



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