Friday, May 22, 2009

dandelions




and after
picking herself a handful
of dandelions
she explained to me
that they were to be
for her "getting married."
and to those she met today
she explained
what her humble bouquet was for,
and that she was going to marry
her papa.

upon returning to the car later
and finding her bouquet
wilted and sad,
her distraught voice
exclaimed that she
can never get married now.
of course we reassured her
that there are plenty more
dandelions out there
and plenty of time
to make wedding bouquets.

but deep down
i wanted the wilted dandelions
to mean
that she would
never get married
but would stay
my little 4-year-old
as long as time lasts.

1 comment:

OnGod'sErrand said...

Aaaah....but they do get married, and have beautiful children of their own for you to love and cherish.