Wednesday, July 29, 2009

he didn't know their names

I took more pictures this morning this morning,
in the narrow lane between our office and the bay
Evening primrose, swamp milkweed, spotted knapweed
There were others whose names I'd not yet discovered.
As I sat at my desk, I heard the rumble of machinery
and watched, transfixed, as the yard boy carefully mowed them down-
all of them gone-
perhaps if I'd introduced him to them
they would still stand

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