Mammoth Sunflower

His seed shall be mighty upon earth:
    the generation of the upright shall be blessed.
           Psalms 112:2

It’s hard
not to watch it grow,

and smile, and follow

this imposing figure, that bows
its head, when ready to release its seed.

Catholic priests can be like that.

On the news, I hear,
they share of themselves

like water from an aspergill.

So I too will bow my head
when I let go, in the moment,

and God–
He makes his look like bloom.