I walked upon a single rose as she began to die.
She looked at me with complete sadness and started with a why.
Why what… I said to her, confusion in my eye.
Why must I be surrounded by only things that die?
I stumbled upon my response, caught totally by surprise.
Because you are the beauty. The beauty before our eyes.
She smiled at my words as she began to fall.
I watched as she disappeared and left her shadow standing tall.