Today's poem is by Cynthia Hardy

Plants Retake the Sidewalk

leaves bunched and feathery
as carrot leaves, the tight
knob of yellow center
the sweet bitter taste
that soothes the tongue,

edges up through the crack
of sidewalk, dusty,
a bit the worse for wear,
dodging flipflops,
sandals. Each plant boosts
small suns, reaching
towards the brilliant
sky. Defy

hard edges, find moisture
in dryness, head out—
dream through what seems
no dream. This hard
world. Some

Copyright © 2011 Cynthia Hardy All rights reserved
from Beneath a Portrait of a Horse
Salmon Poetry
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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