Criminal / by Karie Luidens


Okay, I did it again: I’m a thief. This time I swiped some seed pods off a neighbor’s yucca. They were overhanging the sidewalk on the tips of the plant’s long stalks, and just about to burst and scatter their contents onto the concrete. So really I’ve rescued them, right? Instead of getting stepped on and swept off the curb, now they’re raked into the dirt along my yard’s southern fence, where—if my dog doesn’t dig them up, a very real possibility—I’m looking forward to yet another member in the growing community out there. Or, the community that’s growing out there. Take your pick.