mistletoe

Invitation for a kiss
Or kiss of demise?
Be sure you don’t miss
These semi-parasitic guys.

Their fingered roots
Rob hosts of their health
All quietly done
With the utmost stealth

The witches’ broom
Grows unruly & wild
Becoming a fire danger
When grown densely piled

But this plant’s got some good
For the wildlife around
For needs of food and cover
Supplies with it abound

You can prune or clearcut
Selective harvest too
But a change to evenaged, mixed
Is the best thing to do.

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