With great respect for Emily Dickinson
I’m Building an Army of Daffodils (with pictures as proof)
By Michelle Garren Flye
I’m building an army of daffodils.
It grows larger every day.
New recruits swell the ranks,
Bursting to take up the fight.
You’d think they’d be frightened,
But slender stems are strong,
And I’ve found them guarding
The most dark and unfriendly places.
Time and toil cannot dim golden rays.
Weather cannot bring them down.
I’m heartened by their constant grace,
Humbled by their passing allegiance.