Not Always What it Seems

From Where You’re Standing
“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing.  It also depends on what sort of person you are.”   C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew
Most call it a weed
But it declares itself
Determined to reclaim territory
in grassy lawns, between flagstones, under a rose bush
Native Texas Plant?
Field green when found in a bag at the store?
Its highest purpose blooms
in feathery puffs –
bane of gardener
delight of every child
who holds it up to make a wish
blowing away a cloud of laughter

6 thoughts on “Not Always What it Seems

  1. I do think I am allowed some “strong opnion” as I near 72 but I think my experience lines (aka wrinkles) are also proof of having learned there are things I can’t change and that I want to use the time I have left stretching my soul instead of shrinking it.


      • Well, I’ve been called a survivor, and tend to be an optimist – most of the time. This gets more difficult as I get older but old people are allowed to be crotchety, aren’t they? :*G*


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