Stalks, ends, pits. Leaves, when we want the root. Roots, when we want the leaves. Tips. Butts. Peels. Piths. Brownish bits. Eyes that sprout from the skins. Skins. So many things that have nothing to do with food and everything to do with plans, dreams, old ideas of ourselves. Seeds. Shells. Bruises. The scarlet stems of dandelion that deserve better than the compost bowl.
February 3, 2015