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For What it's Worth

By Bex JordanPublished 4 months ago 1 min read
Happy Yellow Bloom (Photo: @UmaSabirah)

I grip at your base,

Twist and pull,


Your happy yellow blooms

(beloved of bees).

I rip out your roots,

Stuff you into a bag

Like so much trash.

Beneficial, nutritional, medicinal

Hated by humans

Because you can't be

Marked, marketed, bought or sold.

What will become of you

When even I,

(knowing your value)

Hide you like

A secret,

Just to avoid a fine?

I don't have the time

To collect, wash, dry, store

Everything you offer.

You are a survivor,

Thriving despite

Constant disruption.

No matter how much

I pull and tear

You'll still be there,

Poking through the cracks,

Your head turning fluffy white

To alight on the passing wind

Or the breath of a child

Who hasn't learned of your sin.

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About the Creator

Bex Jordan

She/They. Writer. Gardener. Cat-Lover. Nerd. Always looking up at the sky or down at the ground.

Profile photo by Román Anaya.

Instagram: @UmaSabirah

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  • Mackenzie Davis2 months ago

    Wonderful metaphor. This is astounding in its logic and how it is working to illustrate such deep emotional turmoil. The connection to a relationship, even the truth of the words at face value, all connect to create such an amazing read. Truly, this is poetry at its finest. "Your head turning fluffy white To alight on the passing wind Or the breath of a child Who hasn't learned of your sin." That last line...damn.

  • Poppy4 months ago

    Hey, I just want to let you know I've shared this poem in my recent story: https://vocal.media/poets/poppy-s-preferences-pt3

  • Poppy4 months ago

    wow, awesome, unique, thoughtful poem!

  • Rob Angeli4 months ago

    Underlying the ostensible fragility, a great strength and expressive songful quality. Very nice work!

  • Zeeshan May4 months ago

    "For What it's Worth" – Your words hold immeasurable value, resonating deeply with readers' hearts and minds. Your writing is a precious gift to the world! 🌟📝💖

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