Celery Tree

A strange plant rises from
the bowl of water on my bench.
Tall green stems surge from
the thick tap route chopped
short back at the paddock.
A frothy head of greenery
sprouts from the top of these
tall broad green stems like
so many narrow trunks.

New trunks push their way
up inside the older trunks.
Why not put out branches
from one centre trunk?

What a confused plant !

Yet its stems add a
wonderful taste to my
food when chopped,
stirred in and cooked.

I for give celery its oddities.

Previously posted August 2017.

Celery Tree

Celery Tree

A strange plant rises from
the bowl of water on my bench.
Tall green stems urge from
the thick tap root chopped
short back at its paddock.
A frothy head of greenery
sprouts from the top of these
tall broad green stems like
so many narrow trunks.

New trunks push their way
up inside the older trunks.
Why not put out branches
from on centre trunk ?

What  a confused plant !

Yet its stems add a
wonderful taste to my
food when chopped,
stirred in and cooked.

I forgive celery its oddities.

Celery Tree