Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland

Horticulture

Jeff Meyers

  panic grass
and nightshade
these are the lawns
that grow between us
a bitter salad
twisting &
cracking
our bowl
into ragged silent semi-hemispheres
shapes best suited for shoveling
or perhaps
shelter
for something very small
 
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"Horticulture" from Hereafter, Quiet Lion Press.
Copyright © 1999 by Jeff Meyers.
Reprinted with permission of the author.

 

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