What’s the difference
between a weed and a flower?
It’s an old one
and a new one.
A blue bell, dandelion yellow one.
is flower seeding in an inconvenient place.
It just takes its space to put down roots.
It stretches its sights to the sky.
A weed has petals for joy,
nectar for bees,
and pollen for sneezes.
A weed is a flower in an inconvenient place,
Weed is just a label.
It doesn’t alter the beauty, the scent, or the colour.
Flower is just a snooty torment of summer name games.
Let the flowers be free!
Let their promise fly like weeds on the breeze!
Let’s be free of our labels,
to bloom through the gloom.
What’s the difference between a weed and a flower?
(With thanks to Sheri D Wilson who asked the question, and Blu Hopkins who offered an old line)