Make a New Garden

Posted on 09 November 2009

Make a new garden; till it well. Bury there what you want to grow. The green stems will uncoil and tiny plastic leaves will flap. Tend the buds and give them drink. Once in winter I fell, drunk, in a drizzle specked with sleet. I wandered sightless until a neighbor heard my shuffling, saw my breath clouding the lit night–

Sometimes people are like that. They will give you soup and a towel for your head. Sometimes they have no truths that would acquit you.


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