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Watch the oakleaf unfurl
like a newborn eager to grasp the day
his palm a diaphanous yellow in spring
in summer fleshes out a darker green
the veins spread, he tightens his grip
on the sleeve of his branch
weilds his lance, jostles for space,

The Dandelion

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The Dandelion ablaze in radiant yellow

crown above the crenellated leaves

claims his kingly space across the lawn

defiantly invades, lights up our meadows


even if his time is short


see that mane of grey, a shroud wh…