The Buddleia is Cuddlier

Airborne seeds that dissipate and attack
The feeble tarmac with consummate ease
Spraying purple cone lances front and back
The buddleia is cuddlier for bees

Abuzz among rubbish and detritus
Crushed beer cans, alcoholics on their knees
They invade wasteland fences despite us,
They shamelessly associate with weeds

Their colour’s not deterred by graffiti
Their mission is warlike land intrusion
Penetrate enemy territory
And broadcast a jasmine infusion

But one deep breath of that transcendent scent,
My heart gives up resistance and relents
الحمد لله


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