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.