I Am One Of Many Roses

by Kiara Davis

“I am one of many roses
that grew from concrete - 
the gardens of the city.
Sidewalks as hard
as the walls we’ve built around us,
for we were dropped as seeds
within the cracks of them.

He left the city
in search of land
of milk and honey;
left his rose to starve in drought.
’She was out of season’, he said
... out of place.

Who told you the grass is greener
than the grey streets you know so well?
Find me here where you left me,
between rocks and hard places.
Count the petals you didn’t know I could bloom
and thank God He left a thorn of you
to be remembered by.

I am the seed that was once buried
but return to me
and see how I grew from concrete.
See how I grew from you.”

— "City Flower" by Kiara Davis

This tender work by Kiara Davis speaks to the woman who has loved, the woman who has experienced heart break, who has birthed, who has died and been reborn. The rebirth of a woman who has transformed from victim to victor. This work speaks to the heart.  

Credit: Jamie Street, @jamiestreetphot

Credit: Jamie Street, @jamiestreetphot

Kiara Davis is a writer and artist based out of San Diego, California. Her work advocates emotional awareness and healing through expression. Aside from committing to full-time work and single motherhood, Kiara spends her time creating pieces that reflect the power in telling our stories. As a survivor of teen pregnancy, abuse and assault, it is her hope to encourage others in honoring their journeys while she writes from her own. (www.kiarasdavis.com)