I am an orchid with many blooms,
fragile, yet strong.
I stay open no matter what may happen.
I need light to flourish,
but not too much.
I need water to nourish myself, too,
but I need to dry out and
what has come before.
I like to be with others,
but I need my own space.
I bloom for long periods of time,
then I may be dormant and need to be fertilized,
gently and lovingly,
in order to gain my strength