Friday, April 27, 2007

Dandelions


While we await the unfurling of the tulip tree's heart leaves,
the forsythia to complete its frantic madness -
distracted by crocuses and perky daffodils -
the dandelions arrived.

In the shadow of winter,
perhaps beneath our deepest rains,
my dandelions were harnessing their marauding-ness, digging in dense roots and now, as I go to inspect pretty things,
I find they’ve busily spread their unwelcome selves across the wet soil.

Spring, and with it weeding, has begun.

C – damning dandelions

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