Thursday, April 23, 2015
I am famous: the sacred lotus,
a symbol of grace and purity,
though to croaking frogs I am no more
than a hang-out joint, an all-night store.
My petals enfold stamens of gold.
I float, serene, but down below
these roots of mine are deeply stuck
in the coolest most delicious muck.
Help wanted: sturdy individuals
interested in grass-roots work
at a number of rugged locations
(cliffs, desert, some tundra).
Good benefits. Must be strong
and adaptable, self-starter,
persistent, willing to relocate,
with no fear of high places
and no known allergies
Posted by Ralph Fletcher at 7:51 AM