Leggy Little Flowers

Leggy Little Flowers

For Penny and Caitlin

Leggy little flowers

Your hair is shiny and feather soft

It gives you a fuzzy halo in the sun


Spin like pinwheels

Because you feel so alive 

The days feel long

And your limbs feel strong


Your wingspan is bookended by our hands

You know you can fly

From the vibration in the earth

You’re lifted with a rush


The wind flows through

The smile of your teeth

Your throat tickles with noise

Suddenly, your feet are floored


You babble your discontent

"Again! Again!"

Oh, leggy little flower, I know

It's hard to realize that

You must grow from earth