10 Line Tuesday poems every week with Maya Stein.
I just love Maya’s poems. They say so much with so little words. A great lesson in communication in our overly wordy world.
Splitting the sidewalk
By Guest Blogger Maya Stein
Surely, a mirage, a trick, this dandelion peering from concrete in the thick of a supposed winter, petals an obstinate, flashy yellow. How dare she rear her beauty this early, when she is meant to be tucked into a long hibernation. The gall, really, to show her face as the sky mutates into yet another shade of grey. She disobeys the very laws of nature. But perhaps this is her nature, this primitive revolt from the hard earth, splitting the sidewalk in two. Perhaps she was absent those days the rules for blooming were assigned and now she shocks the whole neighborhood with the fruits of her mutiny. What are you waiting for, she asks. The story starts here. Forget the lines they drew for you. The path is yours to clear.
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