Belladonna among the Sunflowers

The sidelines are lonely,

must I always look on?

At vessels bound for shores,

I will never set foot upon?

 

Though not my crusade,

in fight I wish to partake,

Though no spoils I gain,

I go for goodness’ sake.

 

Yet, if on green not my own,

my foot presumes to tread,

my peers will disparage me,

wishing to work alone instead. 

 

Excerpt from The Road