the fiddlehead

fiddleheadhave you ever seen a fiddlehead?
the furled frond of a young fern

fabulously fibrous, these funky florets
with a face of fine filigree

furtive feelers of the forest
tightly-twisted twining vine

fine-tuned fiddles of the fields
breathe a fervent whine

Image Credit: Andrew Zuckerman’s “Flower”

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