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And I am feeling so small.

Like a buoyant raindrop, you sprung a yellow wildflower. I couldn't help but to smile to myself when the sun appeared. Little thriving wildflower.

Vibrancy fades and, for a season, you grew faint, blooming only under darkness. Sleeping beauty.

I searched until I found you but you were hard to see and stayed groggy all day and night.

There's no cure for the incurable so I went about the business of building my cocoon. I didn't want to hide but I just knew I needed the protection it provides.

All the while, I was certain you'd come for me and, while you were away, doubts brought a flood of emotions. It was deep and I almost drowned.

Gasping and choking, I found my way out and up again. There, along the bank and as far as the eye could see, fresh, wild flowers greeted me.

And if your way should falter.

I dropped a penny and, as if by magic, it rolled along on it's side and just to the edge of a fountain's ledge. I watched for a long time, waiting and wondering.

A little kid skipped, holding both arms out for balance around the fountain, precarious alongside my penny.

A cat appeared and began grooming himself in a sunny patch, his tail stretched just out of reach of my penny.

Pictures were taken.

Someone made a sketch of the fountain but I didn't think to ask if I could see it.

Mothers fussed over boys and girls fussed over babies.

A fat man sat. He was occupied by his family and never even noticed how my penny fell from the edge upon impact.

I saw how my penny disappeared into the water, camouflaging itself amongst all the others. Fearing the worst like I usually do, I briefly considered diving in after my penny but thought better of it when I realized how shallow the fountain was.

Chin in hands, I spent the afternoon thinking about my penny because the sun was blind…