Dandelion 2

Whirligigs whizzed in the garden

Squirrels scuttled swiftly past

Flowers unfold fringed petals

As bees busied their bodies at last


Nectar handed off to the hummingbirds

Lilacs luxuriated in a lavender glow

Roses rise yawning to greet the sun

Tulips are poised for lips unknown


As the mowers come to mow them down

As the shovels scrape beneath the soil

As the pavers pour a new parking lot

As the black asphalt bubbles and boils


Silent shrieks pour out from below

The garden disappears for some man’s “need”

But they forgot in their frantic departure

The obstinate tenacity of a dandelion seed


©2018 Valerie Hathaway



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