“Loss” by A.R. Ammons

When the sun
falls behind the sumac
thicket the
wild
yellow daisies
in diffuse evening shade
lose their
rigorous attention
and
half-wild with loss
turn
any way the wind does
and lift their
petals up
to float
off their stems
and go.

A.R. Ammons, from Collected Poems: 1951-1971. W. W. Norton & Company.

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