Sunday, July 12, 2009

A Garden Once More

The rain is over.
With time and drier weather,
I start in the row of chard
uncovering
a lacy line of sturdy
edible leaves.
Each ray of grass,
each mint-related invader,
one by one
I pull up by the roots
and fling onto the lawn
until the piles of the dead
loom large
and my fingers ache.
Flowers bloom;
fruit is forming.
Neat rows emerge --
I see
a garden once more.

July 7, 2009

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