Summers, I drive past
regimented rows of patented plants
weedless and well-watered
behind signs saying where
seed DNA was spun,
like gold from straw was once,
magic from a mundane wheel;
but centrifuged stiltskin-like
and greedy for progeny.
There’s no stopping the spread.
Wind is innocent and bees
follow instinct as directionless.
Pollen is promiscuous and doesn’t care
who owns its code in the scatter
towards seasonal immortality,
the only way plants can know it.
Ha! ‘Pollen is promiscuous …’ killer statement ma’am 🙂
Hee, hee. Thanks, Polly! And yet they try to patent it and contain the tiny trollops 😉
plant sperm season again…gotta love it!
Yes! It is everywhere, making me sneeze.
bless you! 🙂
;-), I may never think of pollen In the same way again! Fine writing.
Oh, thank you. The latest latest Supreme Court ruling in favor of Monsanto has my farmer’s overalls all in a knot.
I like this Susan. but then again it would be odd if i didn’t. It’s still nicely raw.
Aw, thanks, Duncan! I will see if I can husk something else out of these corncobs later, but for now, it is what it is–raw produce, so to speak.
And totally organic.
Very nice. 🙂 Promiscuous pollen’. wow!
Yes! They are trampy little granules, off to sow their wild oats… I mean corn. 😀
Promiscuous pollen spreading itself hither and yon reminds me of some men…..oops, did I say that? Smiles.
Hee, hee–love that!
Let’s be like plants.
Yes–I am all for sowing wild oats…
I am hoping that the promiscuity of pollen is what will save all of us -and the bees- from the gene tyrants who want to build a world of weedless hedgerows. As a weed myself, I object of course.
You know I am behind your comments 100%–not that I want the nasty GMO pollen near any of my veggies…From one weed to another–I agree!
“promiscuous pollen” = pollen porn? 🙂
biology at its finest – atchoo!
Oh, I am sneezing like a fiend over here.
that’s genius Susan !
Deb, thank you!
Well done. Powerful. True.
Thank you, Nelle!
brilliant woman, you! hatchoo!
Bless you, Mari (passes tissues electronically). 🙂
Thats a cool way to think about pollen, giving it the personification and taking control of its purpose away from exterior things. Its promiscuous. Nice.
Hee, hee. Thanks!