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Eudora Welty

Friday, May 17, 2019

Runners

I've had to weed
Prosthetic Head [CC BY-SA 4.0)

again the vine
that sends runners
into my field
of tomatoes

I've noticed
its insistence
its resistance
to my grooming

The vine
has a fruit
I haven't tasted
I like my tomatoes
very well

Anyway I've given
a bit of ground
to the vine,
and its creation

And I've given
thanksgivings
for my tomatoes
but rejected the runners

But the vine
is insistent
and I sometimes
wonder
the flavor of its produce.

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