Battle-ready

close up photo of three flowers in a vertical line

Graceful battalion
paper thin petals prepare
face scorching summer

Pray

photo of sunlight on trees
My backyard

Bushy heads bent low
young and old yearn for showers
summertime coolant

Growth

closeup photo of a large dandelion

Unobtrusively
life in her own time and space
thrives naturally

Trooper

photo of a garden full of yellow dandelions

My backyard forest
erupting in resilience
dandelion den

Worthy of a crown

Eucalyptus trees along a creek, Canberra

Royal family,
flaunting from their balcony;
trees on my bike path.