The Poet Community

What Grows in Our Meta-Greenhouse | A Poem by Amanda N. Butler

Did you know that
–dandelions grow through lava, laughing
in tongues of wildflower flame?
–crabgrass grows through melted ice,
sprouting in waves of crustacean corpses
and spouting skyscrapers?
–pipes grow through bones?
More information is included in your handout
along with your complementary gas mask
that can be personalized right from your phone
courtesy of our sponsor –

Visit Amanda at

Amanda N. Butler is the author of chapbooks “Tableau Vivant,” (dancing girl press, 2015) and “effercrescent” (dancing girl press, forthcoming). Her poems have appeared in Writers Resist, Epic Protest Poems, Haikuniverse, NatureWriting, poems2go, and others.

~ Looking for a place to publish your poetry? Visit Opportunity Publishing.