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waiting for an explosion of jasmine

a watched pot never boils, like waiting for paint to dry. but in just one week the jasmine and this mysteriously branded plant called an Aloha are wrapping new tendrils up the wall. they need to grow quickly because we don’t know how long we will be here.
living plants and animals from Europe are prohibited entry to the delicate environments of the indelicate antipodean islands. but what’s done is done and some ivy was smuggled in before suitcases were x-rayed, in the years before the ban on French cheese but after myxomatosis. having jumped or been pushed from stucco to weatherboard, across the planet, is there still a molecule or a mannerism in the ivy that acts like a Catalan climber?
my past attempts at creating a jungle at home have been real and metaphorical failures, and these are still not the right conditions to grow beloved bougainvilleas, but the jasmine will not stop till the wall is covered.


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  1. meg wrote:

    I hope the ivy retains its roots, I want some too!

    Monday, January 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

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