19 July 2006
Yesterday I must have pulled 40 seedlings from an
area no bigger than the size of a table napkin.
Cute little green round leaves on tiny, fragile
stems. They seem so innocent.
And aren't they? All they want from this world is
to soak in some sun and cool water - maybe feel
the tickle of bumblebee's kiss.
Is it immoral to weed? Since all life is sacred,
am I wrong to yank up these poor babies by their
roots and toss them into the dirt road?
Do they know they're dying? Do they feel
the sun's heat burning their pale naked roots?
Do I have the right to sacrifice their lives?
Do the sunflowers and sweetpeas worry that they're next?