It was quite recently I read this appeal
which at first glance seemed unreal:
“Don't spray or pull dandelions, please,
they're the first source of food for bees.”
I did not think that insects had the need
to be sustained by a troublesome weed.
The more I read, the more I understood
that this unloved plant can also be good.
Although its appearance is not aesthetic
it has proved most effective as a diuretic.
The dent-de-lion may be made into wine
and this application sounds actually fine.
To this humble plant I have been unkind
but it looks as if I must change my mind;
admit that it is time to accept with jollity
this botanical growth's restorative quality.
© Luigi Pagano 2019