Dandelion of Plymouth Rock

By Susan Read Cronin

We came over together
on the Mayflower

the dandelion and I.

Kindred spirits,
both blonde,

now blanching,
full-sphere white crowns—

that ride the wind
instead of the waves,

our hair-like parachutes
in search of a moss-covered rock
on which to land.

Susan Read Cronin is best known for her playful bronze sculptures. She is the author of Bronze Casting in a Nutshell and in 2020 published Notices, her first chapbook of poetry. She is currently working on another book of poems. Also by this poet: "The Inchworm"