quite a dull little plant
and if the definition of a weed is a plant where it is not wanted
(descriptive and prescriptive)
it deserves its own entry
Latin confuses (from Circe the witch) and the habit of growing in dark
it’s the common name
evoking a charismatic figure stooped over a pot and stirring
there is not enough magic in the world
yet when pushed
we prefer the natural super
has come to mean delightfully charming
coming up in unexpected places
follow the root
you may learn something
Gareth Writer-Davies is from Brecon, Wales. He was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize (2014 and 2017) and the Erbacce Prize (2014), Commended in the Prole Laureate Competition (2015) and Prole Laureate for 2017; Commended in the Welsh Poetry Competition (2015) and Highly Commended in 2017.
His work "Bodies" was published in 2015 by Indigo Dreams and "Cry Baby" came out 2017. “The Lover's Pinch" (Arenig Press) was published in June, 2018. His pamphlet “The End” is due out later this year.