The Uncommon Asclepius Rhapsody

there is something magical
a marvelous metaphor unveiled
capture the process beautifully
upon first peek
they open like a magic piper’s package
of open sesame parachutes

in perfect time
with perfect pre-destined ranks
all laid out in tiny rows
to release top to bottom
with that crazy prickly garish green husk

texturally so much in contrast
to the soft feathery interior
they are womb ~ like, sacred
bringing awed Oh~shaped reverence
for the miracle of motherfruit
love conceives through pollinia’s five slits
reverse pollination
and hold rampant growth snuggly
restrain such desire to scramble
try to protect
what is precious

yet feels so helplesly inevitable
to scattered destruction

the seeded glories
and people so often
contemptuosly call them weeds

they spray them with poison
to wipe them out
do not allow trampling of preciousness
hold it near
the magnificant engineering
the delicate beauty
don’t miss the wonder

how can you miss the wonder
shake my head in wonder
we will be lost without wonder
then you would be blind
to know the fairy boat woody slipper shells
the laughing fluffy filament bride travellers
and old man’s silken beard
meticulously folded and arranged
in a limey chartreuse spikey pod of treasure
displayed on milky latex~ filled columns
by our wise gracious Mother Nature
industrious keeper of the house
Oh fertile Queen of Poddy Goodness.
Oh that I might be
the Johnny Appleseed
to champion genus Asclepius
the Greek God of healing
they cast you as lowly syriaca
yea Common Milkweed
I proclaim thee an endless vault
a passage to wonder
in a biological universe
that is anything but common. . .
I exalt thee
in all thy manifested glory.


The Uncommon Asclepius Rhapsody

evon ski

Joined June 2009

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i am rhapsodizing wih a kitty on my lap. :))
wonder begets wonder.

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