Desert Rose #fivewords

Weekly Writing Challenge #163   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 Malar - Own work, 5 April 2010