Neglected by many

Starved of affection

Her soul began to wilt

Charring at the surface

Darkness bleeding

Through her walls

Painting over her color

Dried up and brittle

Always teetering

On the edge of death

By the threat of one touch

That is until

She met an artist

Whom loved her so

Nurturing her

Back to health

With love and care

Sanding away

The burnt crisps

To watch her grow

More beautiful and vibrant

Than ever before