My Favorite Plant
Updated: Nov 1, 2022
By Yani McNeil, Virginia State University
Herbal scents invade the once dull office,
This is where we gather to take communion.
Be mindful of consumption, you may get nauseous
Of the overwhelming celebration of union.
Betrayed by society turning its back
Painted as a villain, undeserving of respect
Oh! how silly to think a seed could attack
Why must everyone dislike the plant I select?
It would behoove you to open your mind
Explore what adventures lie before your eyes
A harmless victim, unprepared and ill-defined
Be mindful not to get swayed by the lies
Yet, some people do get it and stand on duty
Sworn to protect our seed and marvel at its beauty