Munday on Monday: Sunflowers

Updated: 2013-09-16T04:18:43Z


Each spring, with buds and hopes reborn, I plant the seeds; await

The gangly stalks with yellow blooms the size of dinner plate.

But May turns June, and then July, and still no stalks emerge;

So once again my hopes are dashed, my every-summer scourge.

I wonder if it’s birds or ground-based varmints who will dine

On every seed and every sprout — my efforts they malign.

My failure then is magnified; on rural roads I’m shown

The ditches filled with soaring stalks, all growing on their own!

Don Munday

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