The Urbanity of wild Plants: a photo reportage

 

The Urbanity of Wild Plants

by

Leora Rosner

 

Cooperation is  the wild plants' middle name,

 

up against grey facades

 

or a world of red brick.

 

Urban spread amongst wild plants,

 

can be true developement in acceptance of their presence.

 

Wild plants needn't be fenced out

 

for they too enjoy a pole dance

 

helping to entice bees, other pollinators, butterflies and ladybugs.

 

They may try to knock on your door

 

and should you open your door you will spy one looking pretty in pink,

 

another glowing yellow

 

and yet another working in a close colorful harmony.

 

They might stand alone

 

or in concert with others.

 

Step by step

 

circling the detritus of the city

 

adding a flash of green 

 

they begin to hug the buildings

 

in their quest to quietly and gently green our cities.