I just bought some sunflower seeds
       Not to eat – To plant
       I love their great big yellow heads
       They try to smile, but can’t

       I’ll support them best I can
       When they begin to grow
       Fertilize them – give them space
       Till heads begin to show
       Then I’ll have to prop them up
       With brooms and chairs and ladders
       They’ll keep growing till their heads
       Become as large as platters

       Soon I’ll give them each a name
       Like Gus or Ben or Sal
       Then for all the summer months
       They’ll be my garden pals.