Survival modus is what brings
advantages to all that stings.
Maybe this is the reason why
touching the plant you wouldn’t try.
So it can flourish without fight,
but still it always needs some light
and nitrogen the more the better,
the lack of which does clearly fetter.
Given these two basic chances
the nettle on and on advances,
which lets the gardener despair
because his plants don’t find this fair.
Perennials are meant to bloom
and therefore need their private room.
Should such a minor plant intrude
elitist ones might become rude.