Sunflower Girl

Margaret Molloy

dancing to no music
free flying, smiling
brown skin shining
ribbon dress wearing
Canal Street girl

she’s handing out flowers
no special occasion
or justification
simply sweet, Sunflower girl

DC was not listening
when the water came whistling
through the levees that day

Sunflower girl
Gorgeous girl

Did the water wash you away?

Euphemism Campus Box 4240 Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-4240