Milkweed, though termed a weed, is a wonderful plant. And it's always great to get beyond what we perceive as a disability in someone. I often am inspired, encouraged, and helped, by someone who is technically disabled, but a braver, more thoughtful, and common sense person than can be.
I really thoroughly appreciated this haiku, thank you.
This is stunning. I am disabled with severe OCD. Therefore, I know what it is like when those you love forget you are a person. It's nice that you saw past the disability and appreciated the beauty that is there.
Another brilliant poem Dawn. This works on so many levels, as so many of the previous comments indicate. My personal reaction to it is guided by the fact that the botanical name for Milkweed is "Asclepias" – named after the Greek god of healing – which of course is relevant to my profession. We have successfully used milkweed sap to treat skin cancers – so I am especially aware how something seeming "weedlike" or even disabled, can have hidden powers and virtue. Indeed, even what some might call a "weedy" form of poetry like haiku, when crafted by a skilled alchemist like yourself, can be turned into a healing balm.
Well done (again) and thank you for sharing with us all.
Thank you, Strider! I didn't know the botanical name for milkweed. Beautiful reference to healing. I was thinking of a butterfly on the milkweed. Metamorphosis… Even though I struggle with whether this person is perfect as "she" is.
Thanks for your awesome comments!. I'm floating on clouds of happiness now:)