I first thought of writing of my battle with poison oak from my standpoint, seeing as I'm utterly resolved to rid my property of this evil plant. But, as I understand it, haiku is at its best when the subject is nature. So, for this week's One Single Impression, I offer you this.
is nature's own defiance.
Poison oak on fire.
The plant's leaves can be a deep, dark green or a gorgeous red -- the kind of red that makes a wanderer want to pick the leaf. I'm not a wanderer, but that doesn't stop me from encountering the dark greens and gorgeous reds each time I'm in the back 40.
[Photo courtesy sb-outdoors.org.]