Incantation to Weeds

Incantation to Weeds

Incantation to Weeds
obstruct fray escape
wasteland
ragged trespassers
grow strangle break
in the shadows
sabotage persist thrive
Plants become weeds when they obstruct our plans, or our
tidy maps of the world. A weed is a plant in the wrong place.
What is the right place? Or is a weed a plant whose virtues
have not yet been discovered
(Emerson)
Weeds thrive in the company of humans.
(R. Mabey)
Book:
The Observer Book of Wildflowers
This book has been wrapped in an unending thread of the
names of weeds till it is held aloft.

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