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I’m Just a Buttercup


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI don’t want to be a buttercup today,

A tenacious, yellow flower.

I’d rather disconnect the runners of my roots

And curl them up beneath me.

“Leave them be!” I want to shout to the rabbits

Who’ve come to nibble on my leaves

“Come back tomorrow.” to the sun

That opens up my petals,

Preferring to sleep for many hours.

But I am a little yellow buttercup,

As if I have a choice.

My runnered roots help hold the soil in place

Rabbits get sustenance from my lacy leaves

The sun’s warmth opens my yellow petals

Adding beauty to the meadow.

I know I’m just a buttercup.

But, do I have to be one, today?