Mother and her Children

the fern green milkweed pod

protectively nourishes its seedlings

throughout the summer months

Closeup of a Milkweed Pod Growing in Johnson C...

Closeup of a Milkweed Pod Growing in Johnson County Kansas near Kansas City…10/1974 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)

then…one day…unannounced…

the linen seed softness opens itself to the world

freely the winds carry the russet color seeds

into the universe giving their gifts

far and wide they travel

giving…receiving…letting go