About a Pest




The bright yellow blooms

Are in all ways tenacious

Thriving on the effort

To eradicate existence.


As if a worthy flower

The rife seed pods

Propagate the growth

Across the wayward lawn.


Not being ambitious

Enough to employ

The expensive turf experts,

I attempt weeding alone.


The area once cleared

Of sunny blossoms

Is again recovered

By sturdy round heads.


Sometimes I think

What good purpose

Serves this constant battle?

The flowers are pretty, anyway.


© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

June 1, 1994 Wink

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