Poem: Steadfast Friend

open lemon palms

clasping secrets in shadow

more than just a weed

orbiting luscious blossoms

cast my gentle color wheel

Today’s #TankaTuesday Challenge asks writers to reflect on the theme “useful”. Dandelions may have a bad reputation, but they always remind me of a quiet, dependable friend: returning loyally to familiar places, sharing memories, smiling brightly, simply present in the moment. Okay, maybe I give these fluffy buggers too much credit, but IDK, I think they’re cool. Our yard is absolutely full of their sunny tops this week, and the boys love picking them and creating little “bouquets”. And, yes, our house is frequently decorated with these weedy bouquets in the springtime.

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