Don’t Use Neem Oil on Milkweed

It’s supposed to make a plant taste so terrible,
a caterpillar would rather die than eat. I know
about this — a certain bitterness in the shape of
growth, an impediment that cannot be overcome
by will. I know how it is, to never gain wings
or undergo the painful mystery, the difficult
launch that enables any flying thing to fly.


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