Lotus Dreamer

Plunged under mud,
        beneath the surface
            of a world,
you wonder

    when you start to rise,
    if light exists
        outside this night,
but this is how
    it all begins:
        from darkness
            not of any sins
        then growth
            and blooming

                into grace
        toward beauty’s
                your sacred space.

Lotus Dreamer © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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(Originally 8 lines for challenge; since revised).  Image brevity challenge (person in water near lotus flowers) prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2783697-MAX-8-lines---ARTWORK-is-prompt
Submitted: July 17, 2021

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