Dandelions Deserve Better by April Salzano

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Dandelions Deserve Better

than the title weeds. Christened

with chemicals, spores fly

on mouths of wishes, migrating

over fields to land

in full yellow bloom, until someone

has a baby and its head pops off.

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April Salzano has published with WIZ before, thus far about Nature’s underdogs. For a bio, look here.

Photo by Rene Mensen (Alias 0591) via Wikimedia Commons.

2 thoughts on “Dandelions Deserve Better by April Salzano”

  1. This is my favourite of the three from this week, April. Every time I’m told that a friend or relative has had a baby, I ask, “Did its head pop off?” Great minds . . . .

    Of course, the rest of it is delightful as well: replete with ironies, evocative of Wordsworth and Stephen King all at once. Thanks for sharing.

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