Kate Gardner

United States

Kate | 17 | bi | romantically fascinated with Minoan bull leapers | I've only ever hated airports and fascists |

Neighbor's bush, a drama

May 19, 2020

PROMPT: Flashlight

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Marked with nascent light, the whitened leaves
Of that strange plant project in stark relief
Against the local foliage surrounding

A red stemmed foreigner, bodily red
Like head trauma. The grass of warring worlds
Looked much the same

In my child's mind. The Japanese maple is also red
But I would not question its stolid 
Vampirism. Dandelions, natives of Europe

Rear their heads, claiming this soil. Them,
I would not question.


But what of you razor with adder tongued leaves
Blanched by some alien poison?

Vibrant, so vibrant in the latent damp.

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