Saguaros.

People grow like saguaros

Slowly, producing piercing thorns

But also beautiful, punchy, red flowers

That stand out against a vista of dusty green and tan

And learning how to shape those candelabra arms

Takes time and patience and nurturing

And time and patience and nurturing

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two.

the number 2 is a peculiar, isn’t it?

it’s a double whole and half of its double

it represents when one and one become

more than one and less than three
and yet, it still reminds me of being lonely
as one whole adds a second whole

yet my whole is really only a half

and your whole can only add an extra half

for a short amount of time
the number 2 is a peculiar number, isn’t it?

although half can fit into one-half

one-half cannot stay connected to a half