kitchen garden

but look at this kitchen
it is a nursery of plants

all the little butter-tubs we saved
for a year
are filled with seed
on the ledge of the window
that oversees the garden beds
we are reclaiming
from lawn

aubergine and tomato
capsicum and corn
cucumbers
climbing beans
zucchini and squash

we have pumpkins and chili fire
there’s hardly room enough
to make lunch
or dinner

and look
at the food we will prepare and eat
in the weeks to come
after the sprouting of butter-tub seeds
in this
our kitchen garden


© Frank Prem, 2009

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