Unflinching (Haiku 8: Les Mauvaises Herbes) (Sharing original poems.)

This week revolved around ulcer pain. I spent time every day sitting outside with Cita the Unofficially-Ours outdoor cat, studying the weeds in our backyard.

Naturally, the weeds became a rabbit hole, and I fell in.

Haiku 8: Weeds (Les Mauvaises Herbes)

(by Kristi Garboushian)


acacia, mesquite, all your
rain shelters, sunsets.

Backyard weeds

Backyard weeds


Troubling beauty,
woodwork hovering above
lichen, strychnine, mulch.

Backyard weeds

Backyard weeds


Nomadic, les mauvaises herbes –
weeds unburying giants,
lost impermanence.

Backyard weeds

Backyard weeds


Subtropical silt
flickering immunity:
adornment and stain.

Backyard weeds

Backyard weeds

Thank you for being strange with me, wonderful readers!

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