Crabgrass

by Peter Huggins

Finds its way
Everywhere
In the I-10
Bridge across the Jordan
River beside the causeway
To Spanish Fort
Underneath
The signs to Burnt Corn
To Pine Apple
Next to
A bottle of
Jack at Hank Williams’
Grave a crack in
The sidewalk
On Dexter
Avenue the expanse
Of Tuskegee Forest
My backyard
Where the cat
Eats it and the birds
Carry it to Atlanta
Where it goes
International
But always returns
No matter what
I do
To its favorite
Spot my backyard

 

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