Like the ghost of summers past,
the skeleton left behind
by a once-dynamic daisy
illustrates how much can change
in just a year.

Not long ago, she was
vibrant and vivacious,
feeding off the earth
and basking in the sun.
Those were her glory days.

And then came autumn’s
whipping winds
and winter’s frozen grip
(so much for blooming
where you’re planted).

But just when it seemed
all hope was lost,
the seasons changed again.
And the daisy waited eagerly
for her shell, her former self,
to fall away with spring’s return,
making room for her to be reborn,
bigger and better
and brighter than ever.

Shed what no longer serves you,
learn from where you’ve been,
trust your time is coming
and prepare to bloom again.