Gossamer Milkweed Etheree

Milkweed pods

Look like
Green gators,
Snapping at air,
Hungry mouths open,
Toothy grin spilling silk:
Brownies harvest, spin and weave
Gossamer Fairy Court dresses.
Milkweed’s a Monarch butterfly house:
Holds eggs and feeds baby caterpillars.


Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham

Note: This poem is an etheree, a form that starts with one syllable on the first line and increases to 10, one syllable per line.