The Unfathomable Weight of Flowering
Once a seed
Never planted
Stoops a sunflower,
Burdened by its massive head.
It sprouted
Out of free compost
From the dump.
Defeated
By the unfathomable
Weight of flowering.
Devotedly
Following
The sun's trajectory
It Rises and sets with
Hedonistic
Heliotropism.
The sunflower,
Like any dreamer in the grey of day,
Is purposeless.
With disdain, the sun calls:
Sunfollower.  
Marcella Vokey
Published in Issue 32