Sunflower Living: A Poem

Alive! 

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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