We Are the Wildflowers

pink flower field
who sprouted legs and
petal-pushed our way out
to travel across land and sea

windswept and sun-soaked
our chlorophyll bare
stomata contracting

our mouths open
to welcome breath
each little crown a whorl

we dance with winged beings
and whisper our dreams
of multiplicity we


plant our seeds
watch them germinate
    s p r e a d

Stephanie N. Rodriguez

S. N. Rodriguez is a writer and photographer in Austin, Texas. She is a Writers’ League of Texas 2021 Fellow and her work has appeared in The Journal of Latina Critical Feminism, Blue Mesa Review, River Teeth, Southeastern Naturalist, and elsewhere.