to deadhead the columbine
I hesitate
recalling cutting remarks
never forced me to bloom


5 Responses

  1. MaryJo Says:

    Ha! You made me smile. How true.

  2. magyar Says:

    __ Well written, and fully we understand this reflective parallel of 'cutting' remarks that can cause one to subdue or withdraw their imagination's blooms; often, though, the 'deadhead' comments can inspire… contrary buds of new thought. _m

    natures harvest
    this life source all new blooms
    time's dust

  3. pbergonzi Says:


  4. Alan Summers Says:

    Yes, the decision to deadhead or not and why do adults metaphorically do this to their children or other youngsters?

  5. score hero Says:

    Ha! You made me smile. How true.

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