george’s accommodations

in the loam that is his garden
george is scratching

he has a curled three-prong rake in his hands
to break the soil

he’s worked this same dirt over
for years
summer
green and lush
vibrant climbers
winter
the slow white
of cauliflower

embedded pebbles fleck the black
before he roughs it with his prongs

necessary disturbance
to allow rain
to expose the roots
of any weed
left untaken by his work

~

george is scratching
in the small square
that is his garden

in the back-yard
beside the hens
and other birds he has housed
throughout his life

in the loam
the dark black earth
he is creating another accommodation
for things to grow


© Frank Prem, 2008

 

Daily Prompt: Vegetal

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