A Finger Pointing at the Moon

Today a dandelion
peeked in between 
the pavement and brick wall 

as if to announce 
to anyone who will notice 
the arrival of spring 

a few yards away 
they were already cutting 
the grass using tools 

that run on fossils 
buried far underground 
that if we spend unchecked 

may one day blot out the sun 
I took a picture 
of the dandelion to remind 

us of what was as sure 
as it appeared before 
vanishing like the rest 

of the known universe.

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher