Cardinal vine, cucumber vine,
what say you. Can you climb and root
and hold strong in storm and wind
without your tender tendrils,
which, I observe, are not quite
so tender, rather bracingly strong.
Strong yet tender enough to give
at my hand’s pull.
Wild strawberry, creeping charlie,
what say you. At my hand’s pull,
your not quite tendrils not so tender,
rather bracingly strong,
you burrow down in storm or not,
your vine’s strong hold