What we now use as a sweetener or a digestive coolant, was considered a life-giving staple to the traditional natives of South America. Agave is used to make Mezcal, balances blood sugar when eaten, and makes an excellent soap.
Just another aster? Please honey, do you see these petals? I’m not “just another” anything.
and you’re perfect
hiding in sight
sharp things in dappled light
A switch and a salve.