April 7: Vetiver

by allisonkujiraoka

Why not vetiver

where stony edges soften

and heave upon a wave

its clumpy roots will cling

when slopes are unforgiving.

Why not vetiver

to reinforce against collapse

it will feed you

it will shield you

it will cover nakedness.

Why not vetiver

flame repelling

vermin felling

it asks for nothing but to grow

shoot upright, strong but narrow.