Dandelion Greens

yellow flower plant on green grass field
They break through the will
of winter— 
the cold of coming back,
the control of childlike spirit 
cracking the responsibility 
of staying alive,
the calendar 
of thinking anything 
is possible—

even living—

and isn’t it?

They’re back
only because they bared
to be.

Kristin Yates

Kristin Yates is an award-winning poet, artist, cat cuddler, and work in progress from Lewisville, North Carolina. Her poems have appeared in Tiny Seed Journal, Beyond the Veil Press, Writerly Magazine, Unstamatic, and others. She can be found at: https://www.instagram.com/beautefantasy/