The Cactus?

 Desert Southwest
by b
on the outside
the thorns made us step away
prickly and disfigured
at first glance
choosing to step back
the thorns become
a symphony of
beauty hidden
under the microscope
colors of tomorrow
sunrise or set
hope hard to
capture on approach.
back away my friend
it fell on the floor
of the desert in
a storm of fury
revealing the
soft, sweet
life giving sustenance.
we stood in wonder.
was it true that all things
made on heaven and earth are
prickly on the outside
sweet on the in
better when the
space of their being
is not invaded?

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