Girasol gigante

 

An early prototype of humanity.

(No, the leaves and roots wouldn't do.)

 

An embryonic sun floating in its womb,

Tethered to a green umbilical cord.

 

The inscrutable face of Aphrodite,

Bonneted, beauty-marked by honeybees.

 

A Cyclopean eye, lashed all around,

Astounded by you, the impossible.

 

A girl's breast as the seedhead of a flower

In a dream you inhabit of Magritte's.

 

Or strangest of all: a plant on the Earth.

A full-blown mammoth sunflower.