Saturday, May 16, 2015

most flowers,
trees, weeds, and shrubs
love the sun -
they reach each day
toward the light
what blesses
their blooming and soaring
their birthing of leaves 
of nuts, of limes -
the thistles and pineapples
potatoes and zucchini

how much do
they stretch for the dark?
for the mysterious gumbo,
the rhythm of night?
are the berries that have their full share of darkness
any more juicy and sweet?
Do eggplants, sweet peas
daisies and pumpkins
that know only light
vaguely fail to thrive?
do they scratch their heads
and merely

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