it’s a monologue
not a conversation
kudzu


4 Responses

  1. Mary Jo Says:

    Like this juxtaposition, Beverly.
    Anyone who has lived with kudzu knows just how apt this is. A good one.

  2. Autumn Noelle Hall Says:

    This poem is excellent–and so apt! Just imagine the other end-words that could live on line 3:

    corn
    soybeans
    oil palm

    We've become the KINGS of monoculture, putting a large dent in diversity in the process. So glad to see this spoken to, if only obliquely.

    johnny one-note
    a diminuendo
    as rainforests' chorus
    are reduced
    to elevator music

    Autumn

  3. Lesley Says:

    nice one ! — found myself grinning, nodding my head

  4. Sara McNulty Says:

    Love this!

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