Daily Archives: March 13, 2014

Thursday Tanka, March 13 2014


I pull up weeds and
The next day, they sprout again.
I dust – windowsills
Go back to black….And grass bores
Green through smothering asphalt.

Grass growing through pavement? Yes, I have seen exactly that happen. A gym I went to regularly tried to enlarge their parking lot, but the contractor did a careless job, and just dumped fresh hot asphalt next to the existing pavement without digging up the weeds first. Next week, there were little cracks and holes in the new asphalt. The week after, foot-tall stalks of grass were poking through the pavement. It was hard not to cheer them on.