A common weed
Says the herbalist.
Yet Homer tells
In the Iliad of
Achilles healing wounds
With it.

The yellow bloom in
My garden
Reminds me of a
Fossil of coral from
The Ordivician Period,
Four hundred and fifty million years ago.

It speaks volumes
Of history,
Both common and
Legendary, to be
Seen and honored in
A common weed.