Thursday, July 21, 2016

Invasive Thistle

Thistle stays.

Purple faces clay colored hills.
She protects with thistle thorns.
Machete to soil, she returns
with a vast undersea tuber
or spread seeds, she scorns.
This cardoon swims on dust,
as a desert pony trusts
no one eats wild artichokes.
She is

Poem and image Caroline Gerardo Copyright July  21, 2016
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