The Dandelion

The Dandelion

by Elizabeth Challinor

The cigarette ends

A dandelion bursts through cobbled stones

In rays of unapologetic yellow

Not asking to be seen

Fearless of being weeded

Indifferent to passers-by feet

Claiming its natural right

To shine

Enjoying its time here on earth

Dedicated to you, wise Dandelion

Elizabeth Challinor