Fighter

Closeup photo of a dandelion

Breaking through surface
stronger than high-power drills
tiny unarmed seed

Time out

Photo of a tree’s extended branches as seen from underneath it.

Awning overhead—
picnic on a cold spring morn—
foreshadows warm days

Untidy

Photo of a tree with leafless branches.

Tangled greasy mess
ignored as doll’s knotted hair
spring starved lakeside trees.

Gone are the days

Close up photo of a dandelion shedding

Another year fades
perennial pandemic
sheds human timelines

Do more

Photo of a tall tree among shorter bushes, with the sun shining from behind it.

Over achiever
out standing, the outlier
plant parent pressure