Skunk Cabbage

Perennial pearled plant;
what a hooded wonder!
One, mild maroon model
striking solitary spadix,
fleshy petal-less posy;
wading at winter’s end.

Wetland wonder, most
native animals avoid,
bitter is your tasty bite.
Roots dangle deep about
melting spring streams;
my steps silently stirred.

One seeks, the changing
warmth of coming season,
as your color unveils a
common green growth!
Snow has passed, the bud
now faded and too it’s work!

Today, I went a-wandering
along woodland lane pressing
path; to seek a single slice
wondering of this rare plant.
Your passion in frozen earth,
ever melting spring’s snow.

The leader lifts its face!

“For behold, the Lord is coming out of His place; He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth. The mountains will melt under Him, And the valleys will split like wax before the fire, like waters poured down a steep place.”
Micah 1:3-4

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