General Poetry posted November 6, 2017

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Growing Wild

by Leineco

An ox-eye daisy cares not where
it plants its roots to settle in.
It grows in shade or sunlight's glare,
beside a pond or in a crack
atop a wall; beneath a stair
or through the slats of picket fence.

An ox-eye daisy only knows
her progeny were born to roam -
to drift where e'er a stray wind blows
then send out creeping rhizome roots
to colonize in clumps or rows
and spread their crowns across the land.

But little ones have other plans,
and will not let them settle in -
plans to pluck with little hands
and gather them into bouquets
that moms will place in coffee cans
and set on kitchen window sills.

The ox-eye daisy much prefers
a child's pick as perfect gift
compared to rude, abrupt transfers
from earthen homes into the trash
by landscapers or amateurs
who treat their blooms as weeds, not gems.


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