Brave Bud

small green plants growing in garden

The newspaper thuds upon the grass
A boy runs across the green
Sprinklers soak each blade

They are plainly unaware
What lies a few inches under

Alone in the dark, engulfed in dirt
Until a drop of water trickles through
Bathing in what will be

Sprouts emerge deep within the soil
They are tiny arms, searching for life
They break through the seams

Traveling above is a long journey
But it pushes onward

It emerges, no longer a seed
But a bouncy leaf of green
Drinking through its arms
Basking in the sun

This is the beauty
Of a life that has begun

Poem by Laurel Dietrich

Laurel Dietrich is a junior at Nevada State College where she studies Creative Writing.