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Eudora Welty


Friday, May 17, 2019


I've had to weed 
again, the vine
that sends runners
into my field
of tomatoes

I've noticed
its insistence,
its resistance
to my grooming

The vine
sprouts 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
for my tomatoes
and rejected the runners

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