this seed head was encased in the stem of this grass until i touched it and suddenly the grass split and gave birth to a new baby seedhead. i’m guessing if the grass were sentient, that splitting would have been painful. i currently have a 14 year old boy who doesn’t talk to me quite as often as I would like, as hormones have begun flooding his system. when he is being especially taciturn, i like to find a way to embarrass him as deeply as possible to get him to talk, and one way to do this is to remind him out loud that i once carried him in my uterus for nine months and then he came out of my vagina. it’s a can’t miss line. i recommend it.
prairie grass seed heads just opening