It was sometime in July 2018 before I traveled to Los Angeles that I felt tingling inside of my chest. I wasn’t sure what it was, but I knew it was worth looking into. I made a fullsizeoutput_17d8doctors appointment to further review. I thought it was probably butterflies fluttering or nerves that I allowed to get the best of me, but I had to know for sure. The doctor advised me to touch my toes, nose, and further supposed that maybe quite possibly I swallowed a seed. I walked away from that appointment so confused. I eat healthy. I’m sure I swallow seeds all the time and not one made me feel this way. Later that night I prayed about the seed I swallowed hoping the feeling soon passed. In prayer God told me, “Monique you swallowed a seed a seed that was a dream a dream that you are now blooming inside of you. You feel uncomfortable because growth is uncomfortable, but the bloom, my child, is beautiful.” 1985Poet