Chestnut Herbal School

Of pollination

Buds succulent and inflated with sunlight’s promise,

the singular hope

of visiting wings and careless brushes,

 golden dust whispering future life,

carrying the stories of those who came before,

Nestled in glandular secretions

sweet stigmatic respite

Penetrating pollen tube

and finally, the raveling of new life

faith embedded in a seed

 A public service announcement from the Daylily commission:

“Let them live, they only bloom for a day, people. Eating Daylilies results in unrequited pollen, lonely stigmas, hollow ovules and crushed dreams .”

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