May/June 2018 • Vol. XL No. 3 Nature's (Human) NatureMay 1, 2018 |

Morbid Florilegia (Part I)

flourish, the fanfare, the febrifugic feverfew. An oleaginous emplastrum—with horehound leaf, olive over olive, the oily parts, the dry. An antidote for the unblessed, the blistering, the dourly flowering flora, the corpse flora. Greek turned Latin turned inordinately angled and filed. Plants reduced to the idea of plants reduced to woodcuts (circa 16th century) reduced to Victorian floor tile. Travel by river snail, by liver of mad dog. By God Greek Juniper! By monoxide of lead. Travel under government of the moon with arrach wild and stinking. Flower and seed through August from June. The butcher, the barber, the oil-boiling cauterizer. The vegetal assiduousness, the pennywort diligence.

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