Sweet sunflower, to those who pass
If they only knew your circumstance.
You, fooling all, but me, your
thriving leaves bending to breathe.
Just weeks ago
not knowing of what you were yet
set you free.
I yanked at your stalk,
carelessly tossed you down onto
the faded flats of the deck
(you didn’t stop me).
Into a pile of thick weeds you laid.
Then someone came along and saw you there,
peeking out of the pile of
discarded garden scraps
all on display
“Wait! That’s not a weed!” she proclaimed, and I realized the
I had made.
There was no room left where
you were once from.
So there I was, finding you a home.
In spite of no soil or water, or place to spread spidery roots,
And as I sit here on my deck, sharing the same
sun rays you are smiling into,
admiring how much
bigger and brighter you are, I now see:
Dear sweet sunflower, I am you.
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