cascara isn't best for marshmallow sticks
curly dock will cure a nettle's itch

thimbleberry's handy when you need to go
and amanita phalloides will lay you low


The cat left first
and you followed one week later.
I imagine you're both happy:
the cat gleefully raking his claws
along the arm of an overstuffed couch
and you drowsing in the sun,
curled up next to a mountain,
feathers caught in your mouth.

R.A. Dusenberry

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