Monday, June 7, 2021

Our Garden (a Poem)

We grow weeds among flowers,
betrayers of green-sap warmth…
an ice age by degrees. Vegetables

never reach the hot-tub pot to perish
in nutritional bliss. They struggle beneath
a shady sun. We turn away, overgrown

and outwitted, our black thumbs rest
on our fist-tops… carrots as spindly
as our love. We can resuscitate neither.

2 comments:

  1. Who decides what's a weed?

    "carrots as spindly as our love. We can resuscitate neither." Loved the imagery! Kudos.

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  2. That same line captured me, too. @samanthabwriter from
    Balancing Act

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