A Neediness Unexplained

A Neediness Unexplained

Aganpanthus and Jasmine had overtaken the front fence line.
Then one day, a woman offered to help rid me of these pests.
And she worked very hard at it. But suddenly she encroached
into my space every bit as much had the plants. I never knew
when she would be in my yard or stooped out there on the
footpath. From ten am until nigh on dark she worked. She
worked so very slowly and I paid her well. To me it was a
business arrangement. And then the job was done and still she
flustered around the yard encroaching now into areas where not
previously arranged. In the house! Could she help here, could
she help there?

A long way from London but still I had thoughts of Elliot!
“What are the roots that clutch, what branches grow out of
this stony rubbish?”

Benita H. Kape (c) 13.10.2021


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