Going to Seed

Going to Seed

I’ve let the dandelions grow, and there are plenty. 
No more than buttercups, nor more than peonies. 
The lavender has jumped untended borders. 
I do not care. I’ve given up on order.

Still, bees and butterflies don’t seem to mind. 
And deer drop by to see what they can find.

The bourgeois seem to like to trim their edges 
And use a level when they prune their hedges.

Not I, I cannot stand the drudgery. 
I’d rather read a book than snip the shrubbery.

LLyn De Danaan

June 2018

About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.
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