Weed

Original Text: 
S. P. Zitner, The Hunt on the Lagoon (Fredericton, N.B.: Goose Lane, 2005): 13.
1Skeletal cabbage, lowly. As grey as green
2With leaves--no, tentacles--
3Clutching sunlight,
4Your roots a Medusa tangle
5Insatiable as mind,
6The hunger underground
7feeding the hunger above.
8Archaic bloom, untamed,
9Fixed and uncivil as a saint,
10I do not know your name
11Any more than you know mine,
12Sun-sharer, your mouth and mine
13Thirst together, and your breath
14Restores what mine consumes.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011
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