A thistle is a thistle is sometimes a thistle in name only. So it is with creeping
knapweed, aka hardhead thistles or just hardheads.
Hardheads might be hard to grasp taxonomically. Not so in practice. Unlike thistles,
the hardhead, all knapweeds in fact, are spineless.
I see story: the rise of rice from the paddy,
shoots the colour of trust. Grains of rain fall,
shaken from the rain-giver’s basket. Rice broken
into bowls, mouths.
ANNE M. CARSON, VIC
“If he’s not calling you, it’s because you are not on his mind. If he creates expectations for you, and then doesn’t follow through on little things, he will do same for big things. Be aware of this and realize that he’s okay with disappointing you. Don’t be with someone who doesn’t do what they say they’re going to do. If he’s choosing not to make a simple effort that would put you at ease and bring harmony to a recurring fight, then he doesn’t respect your feelings and needs. “Busy” is another word for “asshole.” “Asshole” is another word for the guy you’re dating. You deserve a fcking phone call.”
― Greg Behrendt