A Weed By Any Other Name



Day 1 NaPoWriMo2017

(A Kay-Ryanesque Poem)

Spring has come

and we must go

back to the Garden.

Old man Winter

has left his mark

and we must hoe.

What once was green,

now is brown

and started to

dry and harden.

We must settle down

pull the weeds,

plant new seeds.

We fertilize,

we add water.

Then leave the rest

for the sun knows best,

and the days

are getting hotter.

But when I’m done

I’ll sit right down

and chat with

Mother Nature.

When it comes to plants

She doesn’t care

about the nomenclature!

But I still don’t

quite ‘get it’-

It’s a quandary

I must ponder-

So… we pull the

Flowering Dandelion

that we call ‘weeds’

from the ground;

then turn around

and plant

‘Milkweed seeds’…

And I wonder

as I sit here

blowing on this

Dandelion globe-

Why we pull

the dandelion

which is something

beautiful that we can eat?

And replace it

With a Toxic Flower

Only butterflies


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