24 August – Passed over

It must be hard to be a mint’s flower, constantly overlooked
when its leaves are eagerly sought out and celebrated in recipe books.
For centuries the herb’s been picked to soothe, freshen and flavour,
while its blossom has remained passed over and out of favour.
It’s hard when no one appreciates just how prettily you bloom,
even if they’re always thankful for their infinite uses for you!
So when you sauce your lamb, brush your teeth or drink mint tea,
remember the beautiful petals that ensured there was more seed.