The Sunflower That Never Could by Katixa Espinoza

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Photo courtesy of Amanda Mabel

“It was dug to perceive a growth, a seed that could have never been compared. Cycles leave and seasons pass. Ones grew stems and leaves while she hid ridden underneath the soil, cold and alone. This seed was perishing and apprehended narratives on survival of the fittest.

 The earth chose all flowers and worked against the seed when it was promised true admiration and triumph. They were all creations of beauty, yet beauty painted them to be beautiful in a different way. The others had it so simple. They handled growth with such ease, and never did they fear the day of every petal falling and leaving the world with a small imprint. They were to live in mediocrity, and happily they did.

The seed feared growth and an upcoming death. It waited for it as it waited for the sun for aid in its maturity. It had burdened itself further down with potting soil and unfulfilled expectation. It fell into a panic, never seeing light or even becoming the beauty it was promised to be loved for. The seed stood underground, deathly quiet and deceased, fearing death when life was to be feared.”

 

 

 

 

 

Katixa Espinoza is a seventeen-year-old junior in high school in South Florida. She is a modern day Charlie, perceiving and understanding. She either picks up a pencil to write, an instrument to play, or is at a rehearsal. She is an unpublished poet.

Amanda Mabel is a fashion and portrait photographer living in Sydney, Australia. Originally from Singapore, she moved to Perth in 2011, then Sydney in 2012. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) (Honours) at the University of Sydney. In her free time, she loves taking photographs, travelling to beautiful places, and drinking tea. She also happens to blog for Vogue Australia Spy Style. She maintains a website at www.amandamabel.com and can be found on:  Instagram  Facebook  LinkedIn  Pinterest  Tumblr  Bloglovin Flickr.

Katixa Espinoza
Katixa Espinoza is a seventeen-year-old junior in high school in South Florida. She is a modern day Charlie, perceiving and understanding. She either picks up a pencil to write, an instrument to play, or is at a rehearsal. She is an unpublished poet.

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