Poetry

urgent biophilia

wrist-deep in dirt

for something less particular

satisfaction more tasty

than butter lettuce wilting

kale curling towards sun

cabbage grubs chew chew chewing

cabbage butterflies pupating

try a decoy moth mobile

the bean vine sprints 10cm a day

are carrots after carrots okay?

a tender snap and crunch in sunset hues

greens too fast for a single mouth

a campaign to run against the grubs

time yet to prevent the brassica massacre

only carrots have orange skin here

the parsley grove finally enough

peas and beans go vine to mouth

marigolds flame the gloaming

moth mobiles flutter dusk

possums pace the wire

somewhere between intention and chance

pulling a weed is in hand

planting a seed is out of hand

dirt under fingernails holds fast

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