Snapdragon

snapdragon

A funny name, snapdragon,

for a flower that opens

its mouth only when squeezed

and breathes no brimstone fire,

but then the flower itself

is odd, popular in gardens,

but incompatible with itself,

a metaphor perhaps

for people perpetually dissatisfied

with their own unproductive

company.

Copyright 2015

T. Allen Culpepper

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