by Elena Cambio Pizarro
The daisy of your choice grows in a place you have never seen, never heard of, where you least expect it. Behind your back it appears, pretending not to care if you pick it. When you finally think to turn around, it sighs in relief. Now the suspense is released, so it can get on with its life and death. It knows that as soon as you notice, you will pick it. The daisy of your choice knows it will then rest in a crystal bud vase on your mantle, contrite.
Elena Cambio Pizarro teaches language arts whenever and wherever possible. She’s also a screenwriter, has lived in Korea, and is currently making a documentary about life as an English teacher in Korea. Her freelance stuff is here.