Burdocks

Patricia Carney

Pelt of fur or cotton cuff,
all but Velcro
to the burly burr,
utilitarian, all-purpose,
given to travel to
destinations not known.

With burrs in surplus
a woolen sleeve
proved a likely host
for this bristling pod
that climbed on to be
carried somewhere else.

 
 
Patricia Carney

Patricia Carney

Patricia Carney lives in Cudahy WI along the shores of Lake Michigan.  She majored in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University. Recently retired and a new member of Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Carney participated in a program with the  Metro Division of the Audubon Society's Birds and Bards reciting original poems from her Chapbook Birdbrains.