"dazzle gradually"

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Polly Alice

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Chaulk

well after the last minute
with sweat in one eye
and sun in the other
I  threw out the last handful
blind
there
as neat as if a mole dug it
with ringing in one ear
and dirt in the other
I admired the earth
full
stand
now you know the end cuz
with bugs in the middle
and hail or drought at each end
It was pretty much
fruit-
less
but the last seeds weren't scraps
they burst out butternut on the left
zucchini waddling down the front
and pumpkins on the right 
                          s p i r a l i n g  until
                                           vines   they
                                         with          fill-
                                           all       ed   s w  g  o v
                                                 it          n   i           e r 
                                                             i    r             
past                                                          l
ruins
ain't that always the way?
chaulking up the loss with one foot
while the other trips over
some wonderful
full-
ness

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