Planting Time

It seems appropriate for earth day so . . .

I have decided that today I’ll start

a new tomato crop. I’ve limited

the number of varieties this year

to only nine. I know it’s late

for planting seeds. The stores are selling plants

that look like they’ll be blooming in a week,

but none of them are really what I want.

Their labels simply say they’re Early Girls

and Better Boys and Beefsteaks VFN.

But is there magic found in planting them?

The only thing they’re good for is to eat.

They feed the body only, not the soul

while my tomatoes, they will feed the heart

and body; they will feed the mind and soul.

It least they will if this year they will grow.

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