Flower Child

Rooted stems
Prickly thorns
Sun soaking leaves
Blossoming bud
   My flower child

Long hair
Dark glasses
Bandana
Loud clothes
Toe rings
   My flower child

Attitude
Enigmatic mind
Moody
Socially concerned
Missionary
   My flower child

©2000, John A. Mills
Published in Eternal Time; Poetry Now; Heather Killingray, ed. 2002.