Each time I bloom
There will be bursts of razor pollen
Crazed stamens batting the arbors
Fire jetting from zygotes

My seeds are uppercuts that will crack the casings of dictating machines
My kernels will liberate maquiladoras
Anthems will issue from my petals

Check carefully before coming around when I bloom
If you develop sniffles around crises
I will not leave you standing

This poem was published in issue 8 of Genre: Urban Arts.

Andy Oram
December 21, 2018

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