Graphite sketch of plum blossoms in dark green

Kindness as Virtue

Day Nine, National Poetry Month

Kindness as Virtue

Happiness can't be bought in the
Ominous ways of the capitalist secret.
New money old family and the life
Every American was promised in the virtue of
Your freedoms, your bootstraps, your promises to the bees
Singing buzz songs in the morning dew, how the peace consumes
Universal truth in the simplicity of such a complex dance. My
Capitalist hellscape can't choke out the renewal of sunflowers, or my
Kindness tethered to the pollination magic moments in this yard,
Yielding to the magic that's become a sanctuary for more than just these bees in my garden.

Handwritten, cursive signature says "pea flower tea" in lowercase letters. The flower is a small sketch of a bloom, instead of the word for "flower".

National Poetry Month is a poetry writing challenge, where participants write a poem every day through the month of April.

About the author

Pea is an artist focused on building an art therapy platform through transformative art and positive erotica to help victims of sexual violence reclaim their power. She lives on a small island and hides from loud noises.