Dyer’s Weed

Weld produces a yellow dye
so it is known as Dyer’s Weed
among other local names –
but forever it will be an alien
in your North American fields

It grows very well in dry soil –
often found by dust-kicked paths
Its thrusting pale flowers produce
clouds of insufferable pollen –
but it is hip with our bees

Mike Bell Poetry

Mike Bell aims to write 10,000 poems, stick them up here one at a time, and then take a nap. By then he should be about 85 years old and have out-gunned PD, dementia, and the end of days. Possibly. Before the floods and fires. Mike Bell is found working for money as a freelance set designer.

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