A-Z Challenge: The letter M

Mustard
Mustard grows wild here
  on vacant lots and stony hillsides.
It’s roots reach deep in the dry dirt.
If you try to pull it
   out
  the small leather leaves strip
    in your hand
      and the bare stem remains
    anchored
    in the ground. 
At school recess I jumped 
  tall mustard
    cantering
    and leaping 
  my imaginary horse.
So is it a
frustrating weed
or
a child’s dream?
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