Rondeau in January

Katelyn Kenderish

 

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Thin-legged wolf spider, oatstraw, orchard grass, hedge mustard,

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

 

Douglas fir, Himalayan blackberry, lemon balm,

mâche, mâche, mâche, mâche,

rockcress, Lover’s moss, chard,

 

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Thin-legged wolf spider, lemon balm, orchard grass, hedge mustard,

 

Winterbor kale, Siberian kale, Siberian salad kale,

chickweed, sage, crocosmia,

henbit, honeybee, parsley,

cabbage, orchard grass, garlic,

iris, iris, Marsh marigold, cattails, Curly dock,

 

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw,

Thin-legged wolf spider, oatstraw, orchard grass, hedge mustard,

Thin-legged wolf spider, oatstraw, orchard grass, hedge mustard,

Creeping buttercup, Creeping buttercup, dandelion, Creeping buttercup, oatstraw.

 

Katelyn Kenderish lives in Seattle with two parrots and one human. She writes about the poetics of representing how beings, particularly plants and humans, interact as they experience the world. She earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Western Washington University. Her writing has appeared in Cabildo Quarterly, American Chordata, and the Bellingham Review‘s blog.

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