How to select weeds

Telling certain ones, “it’s time to out you from this place.”

And whispering to others, “I’ll protect you from their scrutinizing eyes.”

For weeds, we know, live ‘long side the wanted, the beauty.

Yet also, left untended, may aspire to choke.


How to select weeds

“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


In a different lifetime, a wild storybook
Or a dragon's imagination
We knew love

Our footsteps, in perfect unison
Sword of some sort in hand
Caused commotion

I slept easily, you breathed free
Foreheads upward aimed
This liberated others

This is to say nothing, to reveal no secrets
Of our electric touch
Dragons won't tell