>in which we don’t talk about failed milkweed

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“Despair is a useless way
Oh, for the want of a better background . . .
of connecting with the world.
Oh, for the want of a better angle . . .
 Slow down
and
Oh, for the want of a better pod . . .
love what there is.
 – William Kittredge, Who Owns the West
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About redmitten

author of Cracking Geodes Open, Making Good Use of August, and The Peppermint Bottle. poetry editor for IthacaLit and YB Poetry Journal. website: https://toomuchaugust.wordpress.com

2 responses to “>in which we don’t talk about failed milkweed

  1. >William Kittredge, through you, told me what I needed to hear today, what I needed to remember.

  2. >I know I'm supposed to love what there is, but what there isn't here is those beautiful milkweed pods! I remember them from when I was a kid in Ontario and we used to make little doll pillows with the inside fluffy bits…so soft and silky. Lovely pictures.

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