In the bottom of my garden just now
There is a cluster of dandelions,
All standing tall dancing in the breeze.
I have watched them wondering
If I could be game, to pluck just one
Blow and send its seeds off into the wind.
For I have heard the tales, the myths, the dreams
Of wishing upon a breath, as they float away
To who knows where, who knows when?
I ask myself when I stand among them
Has my day passed, my time long gone
Will wishing be a foolish gesture?
For love has long gone, my time passed
I am alone and fate has conspired against me
Destitute and desolate I ponder my no future.
Be brave she had said, take a risk,
Follow your heart, what have you to lose
I pluck one head, hold it to my lips.
A single breathe and away they go
Drifting on the air, rising away from me
My wish I make, I close my eyes, I hope.
I hear my phone, I run inside
Its her, she has called, I am stunned
Yes of course, of course, tonight? At eight?
She has missed me, regrets past wrong
Wants to meet, patch us up, start again.
I smile, just as my heart, skips a beat.