Note: Robert Frost wrote the arguably most popular poem in American history “The Road Not Taken” in 1915 while in England. His walks with a botanist/literary editor friend is said to have inspired him.
Because I do not wear my thick
Black corrective glasses in the field
I never choose divergent roads
Saying YES or saying NO to
Better places for spotting rare or not so rare native plants.
My eyes focus downward to avoid
Tripping on fifty or a hundred year roots.
No decisive moves, no changing directions, one path to another.
Randomly the yellow lady slippers, fire pinks, cardinal flowers