Dandelion Devotional

Well, it is better that someone love them.
—Frank O’Hara

Dandelions are disrobing all over America
shedding their petals in meadows and parkways
kindling the warm cloth of the world

First Street and Cherry, Friday at five
All the bright blossoms
All this light in the air

Dandelions, those dimestore girls, everywhere

-Jill Neimark 

I am resubmitting the poem I sent a few days ago. I am an author of adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction, a journalist, and have published poetry and essays in The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review, Aeon, The Massachussetts Review, Cimarron Review, Borderlands, Columbia Review.