Desert Rose #fivewords

Weekly Writing Challenge #163

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Who will defend the fragile stem, the green line that rises from the sand, in the desert so close, and yet so far away?

Picture: Wikimedia, “Adenium obesum” also known by the names “Sabi Star, Kudu, Mock Azalea, Impala Lily & Desert-rose” – Pon MalarOwn work, 5 April 2010