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Daffodil flowers narcissus

I’m tired of windmill flowers that waft listlessly over barren ground.
I want daffodils that dance down rivers pulsating with light.

Hands that bloom uncontrollably from trees and mountain ranges.
Tongues that explode from windows and doors unhinged.

These pinwheel blossoms do nothing but distract me
from vibrancy’s inner cord. Let me pull this string

and reattach myself to this makeshift world
without pressed edges, pleats that order

Joshua Lewisthe random swell of life. I’m tired
of windmill flowers.
Give me tiger lilies instead.

Josh is enjoying life after his dissertation. In between preparing for classes, he writes poetry and short fiction. His work has been published in the Patterson Literary Review, the Edison Literary Review, the Washington College Review, and in Breaking Ground. His participation in the writing group Triliteral, continues to inspire him to grow as a writer and as an individual. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

By Joshua Lewis

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