Sunday, July 21, 2013

WEED WARS


WEED WARS


"The Battle of Dandelion Hill"

archival photos of "The Hill"


WEED WARS
It was horrible. We didn’t stand a chance of remaining on the hill when…THEY came! It was a slaughter, men, women, seedlings, everyone in their path… destroyed.  Some of us Elder-weeds can withstand a lightweight weed trimmer, but you get one of those Straight Shaft Stihl of Poulans….ever notice how Weed Eaters have weird names…like they get an extra vowel because they aren’t really “equipment”?!
I tried to warn them…from my vantage point I could see the entire slaughter unfolding. I screamed “LEAF!”  As loud as I could, but no one could hear me over the incessant whine of the Stringed Death Machines.
I could only pray that some seeds remained to germinate. I guess that’s what a  person from Berlin does at Lunch - Germinate!