wild weed song

Buddleia burns purple incense, ragwort, bindweed,

put forth joy rampant.  Here in the cracked earth, rank beauty claims

its scrap of world, intent incarnate in sappy stems,

and bitter juices, rich nourishment! The green need

to grapple, to feed on light, to scatter seed, enflowers them;

let me learn from the dandelion, breaking anew

through the black tar, starbursts of new life.

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