Octpowrimo #4 – Evolution

Inspired by the article the Glory of Leaves by Ron Dunn in the October 2012 National Geographic.  The botanical adjectives I reference are as follows:

pinnate – resembling a feather

canescent – white or grayish

glabrous – hairless

floccose – bearing wooly tufts or long soft hairs

viscid – covered with a sticky substance

scurfy – a loose scaly crust coating the surface of a leaf


hunger for something never tasted

creates victory – constant struggle imparts wisdom.

1.6 million years become canescent,



scurfy .

appearances deceive

as adaptation poisons those who

intrude upon



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