Invasive Elements

Invasive elements

Crowd out natural spaces

Natural species

Disrupting micromacro webs


Grown over ages


Eradication of invaders is hard

Next to impossible

Seedpods scattered in the rocky earth

Remain viable

Good to grow

For 60 years or more

So that even if we totally got rid of today’s plants

Countless more would spring up from the ground

Over and over

Like evil minions in ancient myths

Still, we persist

Fighting back



Hauling away

Even if it’s futile

Its right

So we fight

Stare down defeat

Even if


David Trudel  ©  2012



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