I am a daisy

I am a daisy

© Lyndsay Evans, 2011

this morning I unfolded my petals
and peeped out
to look for the sun
longing for that warm embrace
but it was cold
and overcast
so I hugged my petals more tightly around me

I don’t want to be picked
today
I don’t want to be trodden on
no thanks

today

I want to be caressed by the breeze
or stroked by the soft fur of a rabbit
brushing past
and feel blossom petals falling on my face

I am a daisy
even though I cast furtive glances
looking for the sunshine kiss
I find strength in feeling rooted
I know that the ground is there

Then comes the sun.

Lyndi Smith, April 2011

Listen to an mp3 version of me reading I am a daisy

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