Two Weeks With Mushrooms

Shaggy mane is living and dying in my backyard

This stand has peaked and dissolves into a mulched tree carcass.

Coprinus comatus poke their heads into the world through grass or wood chips, exposing scalps of thick supple dandruff, carnal remnants of their universal veil. They crown from the foliage shoulder to shoulder. Their caps shoot outward everywhere, exposing and splitting their ivory stems, which grow longer and flower delicate frills called…