Dandelion

Up from the ground it reaches for the sun

Mane-like flower with a bright yellow glow

Petals of gold expand and bring light out,

Nectar and pollen for bee and butterfly

The root burrows deep into the dirt

Green leaves spread and unfurl to the day

Then when fertilized by Nature’s own

The seeds unfold, ready to glide

Along the variable winds, waiting for more

And they float away, bringing another chance

Of birth and rebirth, for generations

Until they are weeded and cast out

Or munched into a rabbit’s buffet

 

© 2017 Valerie Hathaway

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