Dandelion

Dandelions are YES
We are
Yes to life
Always
Yes
In spite of neglect
Abuse
Yes
Beneath the boot
Through poison
Beneath cement
Our soft green spears
Push up
Until
Death’s grey shell cracks open
And eternally persistent
Yes abounds
Indiscriminate
Unruly
Ubiquitous
Healing power
On sand lots and lawns
Golden glowing
Yes
To Life