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Bitter green, bottled dust of pungent woods
I've carried across cities and states, past its prime,
almost gone now, origanum vulgare, twenty-five years
since I tucked it in the spice rack after he insisted
he was allergic, although I'd used it in the lasagna,
chili, and spaghetti he'd eaten with relish, without illness...
Marquart, Debra, "Ground Oregano" (2012). English Publications. 146.