I Found a Lone Wildflower

I found a lone wildflower
dancing gently with the wind
on a quiet mountainside
near the village.

She thought she was alone,
so I did not disturb her.

She moved as if drunk
on the sunlight
shining on her petals,
as if life itself was the song
that rang in her ears.

I thought to possess her,
to take her home,
to make her mine,
but I knew
this would be the death of her.

So, I watched
until the light faded.
and she slowly folded
her leaves around her
bowed her head
and slept