The Cure

Walking a mile most days this plague year
past my workshop and out the gate
down to the mailbox cluster
and the butterbur patch
and up the steep hill
familiar yet
up I

4 thoughts on “The Cure

  1. Thank you, Nancoise! I was pretty exhausted by Hour 10, but the final nonet prompt piqued my interest. Butterbur is another name for Petasites japonica, or coltsfoot or fuki in Japan. A large patch of them have inspired my printmaking for the last few years.

  2. I agree with Nancoise! Brilliant use of the shape of the poem to mirror the words (or vice versa)… also love the feeling of repetition/doing the same things over again this year, while waiting. Visual imagery makes the scene in this poem, vivid!

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