Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Weeding Marathon

Another weeding marathon underway
I sift the soil for dark brown roots
no thicker than IV sharps
topside budding 
curled translucent fingers extinguishing 
gravity for light to manufacture 
chlorophyll leaf by branching vine
to climb & twine & strangle
prickly pear heedless of spines
not that vines stop cactus 
or portulaca or creeper grass
because desert denizens bear with en-
tanglements though our plants
coreopsis & pineapple sage 
& daylilies might not.
Portulaca oleracea, purslane, verdolaga

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