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Dandelion .11

Poetry By: jessicanumber1
Poetry


tried to write a poem from the perspective of someone who has passed on, looking on to a loved one.


Submitted:Oct 1, 2012    Reads: 4    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


Wind pushed by a big rig,
Southbound, On the 101
Blows a dandelion apart
Into tiny floating, bits.
I send one of the bits
Off the roadway and down
Under the bridge to your town.
I want you to know I still exist.
I watch it,
From where I am
Travel to where you are.
Outside, in your garden
Wearing your baking apron
From your very first job
I was so proud of you
Such a proud mother
The tiny puff of white
Dances and floats
In the air far above your head
I send it a few feet lower.
It glides in the air past
Your rosemary and chives
And almost to the ground,
But I lift it back to eye level.
I tingle being this close to you
You've grown up so much since last
I wish you could understand
How close I always am.
The dandelion seed
The baby of the flower
My baby, my only child
I brush it by your cheek
Your head turns and you
Wipe your dirt-covered hands
Across your face
And then on the pocket of your jeans
I wish I you could hear me
Say, "Those are not napkins."
So I could hear you giggle
But the dandelion is all I've got.
I do my best to drift the seed
Past you a few more times
Before you finish watering
head into your home made home.




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