Poetry from Kristen Wheatley

Photo by Henry Be

The Dandelion

Assimilate into the green pastures
Expand your yellow bloom
sprouted from the freed seed
growth is your doom.

To open up and show your beauty,
but the world calls you a weed
so, you confine yourself only to then
grow 170 wings.


Kristen Wheatley resides in Frankfort, KY with her family and many farm animals. She was the literary editor of The Kentucky River 2017 edition and is currently majoring in English: Creative Writing at Kentucky State University. Her writing aspires from the elements surrounding her in which she finds great symbolism in the average subject.

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