Sweet Spring swings back round the wheel of the year

Chirping frogs and bursting blossoms

Lovely lady dandelion with her impossibly yellow mane.

Her perky face popping among the grasses
Always reminds me of my mother
going to her grave adorned in golden garlands

Each year, I gather the blooms for a fragrant offering

a dandelion lei placed on the shrine that I tend in her honor

along with some of her favorite foods

chocolate covered almonds and berries berries berries of all kinds

I feed her memory and nourish our connection