Poison OakLeaves of three, let it bescourge of hikers, golfers with exposed kneesLush or stemmed or ashedTransforms my legs, arms, body into a rash.Dared to be aligned with oakNastiest of weeds in an evil cloak an itch, a burn, a constant screamNo calamine can ease this demon green.And yetIndigenous tribes used its leavescreated poultices from its angry seedsFor rattlesnake bites or dysenteryA more forgiving apothecary.Rick Stepp-Bolling
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Drive through placesScrub oak and stoneHewn close to dry land and casting islands of shadowDark pools in hills of golden grass.Leaves like ears shriveled by wind and not enough conversationBut you’ll never once hear them complainNo matter howHeat blisteredOld
we love our oakhere is my desert homeshade to the coyote
Leaves of three, let it be
scourge of hikers, golfers with exposed knees
Lush or stemmed or ashed
Transforms my legs, arms, body into a rash.
Dared to be aligned with oak
Nastiest of weeds in an evil cloak
an itch, a burn, a constant scream
No calamine can ease this demon green.
Indigenous tribes used its leaves
created poultices from its angry seeds
For rattlesnake bites or dysentery
A more forgiving apothecary.
for a child an endless playground.
For plants and animals, an eternal blanket of existence.
Drive through placesReplyDelete
Scrub oak and stone
Hewn close to dry land and casting islands of shadow
Dark pools in hills of golden grass.
Leaves like ears shriveled by wind and not enough conversation
But you’ll never once hear them complain
No matter how
we love our oakReplyDelete
here is my desert home
shade to the coyote