Weed Exercise

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Quadrille #108 – Among the Brambles
(posted by Linda Lee Lyberg).  ‘Use the word ‘bramble’ in a 44-word quadrille.’

Squatting, sliding
from one group of weeds
to next, spraying
white vinegar, twisting,
and pulling. Most
eventually yield, except
one. Sad to say I do
not see these leaves 

are covered in brambles.
Race into the house,
scratches like hatches.
Next time, longer gloves.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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21 Responses to Weed Exercise

  1. Lucy says:

    Very well-penned!


  2. Yeah I’ve got one like that in my garden – I’ve tried snippers, mower, and hoicking on it – and it’s still there, thorns always find me out. (I may have to move. 🙂)


  3. lifelessons says:

    So curious about why you were spraying white vinegar. Yet another use for it?


  4. There is something about those tiny thorns that sometimes hurt more than big ones.


  5. Beverly Crawford says:

    Beware those leaves of three!! Long sleeves and long pants highly recommended!


  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Beautifully rendered, Sara! 💝💝


  7. I like scratches like hatches. Makes me think of hatching in drawing, criss-crossing to get a 3D effect.


  8. Bill says:

    Made me smile. I enjoyed reading this.


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