Sunflower Living: A Poem




Beneath the canopies 

of Lemon Queens 

with the beetles 

and worms, my fingers 

search the soil like roots, catching

bits of dirt in the crevices 

under my nails.

Looking up, I see 

those thousand waving suns, 

and gold finches dashing, 

plucking the seeds

which fall sometimes to hide 

in the earth.

I think the seeds feel 

that vivacious sun

and summer earth 

caressing their hearts

until they sprout 

and are alive. Maybe

I won’t return but grow, instead,

with the Lemon Queens 

to learn the secrets of

their golden manes.

Thank you for reading! I wrote this poem in 2011. It’s hard to believe it’s almost a decade old, but it still makes me smile.

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  1. Melissa Fortune

    Lovely! Nice job

    • Sarah

      Thank you! =)


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About Sarah Day

Sarah Day is a native Arkansawyer and professional writer. She grew up in the Ozarks and has been carrying around piles of books for as long as she can remember. In 2014, she graduated from the University of Arkansas with a creative writing degree.

Writing: LGBTQ Sci-fi + Fantasy

Published: Ora and the Old God

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