Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pruning by JD DeHart

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Earth gives only so much
and does not always cooperate.
We gather and steam 
and work and regale each
other with stories.  Meanwhile,
a single emerald winks 
from the dull ground, then becomes
another and another
until life pushes forward, sliding
aside our doubtful sands
and mournful pebbles.
A new life, a new garden
begins with that single stem
suddenly, exultantly budding.