hibiscus flower

Hibiscus by Jack Adam Weber



By: Jack Adam Weber 

High-rises lift the sky,

Endless miles

Of asphalt’s

Metal assault,

Exhaust, cell phones

And stereo’s numbing pulse


Our pulp and flesh—

Where, where is room

For tender hearts?

See there,

Medicine grows

On street corners

No one even knows.



Hibiscus: a common red flower used ornamentally and medicinally to reduce fever and clear the lungs.

In Chinese medicine the Lungs correspond with the Metal Element, and the crimson red color of the flower with the Heart and Fire Element.



About Jack Adam Weber:

Jack Adam Weber is a licensed acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, author, organic farmer, celebrated poet, and activist for Earth-centered spirituality. He integrates poetry, ancient wisdom, holistic medicine, and depth psychology into passionate presentations for personal fulfillment as a path to planetary transformation. His books, artwork, and provocative poems can be found at his website PoeticHealing.com


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