The Otter and the Neighing Flowers

by Mary E. Lowd

May 26, 2020

At the vanguard of the flowers,
“Charge!” cries the otter,
“Bring joy and color to the world!”

“Nay!” cry the flowers,
“We are not a battalion!”

“Neigh?!?” asks the otter,
“Are you horses to answer so?”

“Mayhap,” say the flowers,
And continue lounging in their field.

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From the book:  Some Words Burn Brightly: An Illuminated Collection of Poetry

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