right now my neighbor is out on her front lawn
swath of brilliant green grass
she has a paper grocery bag
she is bent over
dandelions gone to seed.
she puts them in her bag.
it took some minutes before i realized
why the bag.
she is capturing the seeds
trying to keep the dandelions
from planting themselves
time and time again.
in my inbox i have several messages recently
their healing properties.
how to make them into tea.
isn’t the world amazing.
here we are
living side by side.
she has her brown bag.
i have dandelion tea.
her grown daughter is out front also.
smoking a cigarette.
they told us she is having brain surgery.
maybe she already has, and she is recovering.
maybe she is waiting for the date.
maybe when your daughter needs brain surgery
the healing properties of dandelions