After layering my comforter,

I went on silenced and easy,

And as the value of a sphincter

Becomes lower, I went wary!

I summoned the order of nature

To act as my highest mentor,

Then I was reminded of her lecture

That muscles solicit camphor!

Without which, I mulled, each--

A springing of life-giving sprigs,

Reactionary, it continues to teach

Our blight from faltered twigs!

Author's Notes/Comments: 

This is a reflection on a newspaper article (dated May 2005) about ecology that is happening at Santa Cruz, Terra Nova Ecological Lanscaping in California---with Ken Foster (founder) and the Bicycle Landscaping Company.  

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