Agnes Vojta

Lesson from a Dandelion

How easily
the dandelions let go –
the brush of a breeze
sets the seeds free.

They float away,
leaving small scars
on the green body
where they once anchored.

I want to learn
not to cling
to those who must leave
when the time comes,

to watch them drift
towards growth,
the scars a reminder
how much I loved.

Agnes Vojta grew up in Germany and now lives in Rolla, Missouri where she teaches physics at Missouri S&T. She is the author of Porous Land (Spartan Press, 2019). Her poems recently appeared in As It Ought To Be MagazineGasconade Review, Thimble Literary MagazineTrailer Park Quarterly, and elsewhere.


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