(a woman's) Wounds and Flowers

That there is no one to wait for
....just keeping up the good work:
building walls
protecting a soft heart with thorns of anger
flashing badges of fear
starting fires in the belly

Purposefully placed front and center in a fiery abstract composition drenched in bold color, these unapologetic wound-like stylized flowers are a call to arms: beauty and sensitivity must not be confused for lack of strength, au contraire.