Stars of dandelions
This evening on a nature trail I saw dandelions on the side, one beckoning. I bent over, slid my fingers under it and lifted, cradling tender bloom in my palm.
Rather than make a wish, I gave it a kiss and blew it into the world, an act of gratitude.
As I turned to watch each seed sail off in an orange sunset breeze, I saw stars shooting across the universe’s starry sky.
Solitary dandelion on trail at Fanning Springs state park, Florida
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