earth: visions, 3

The thyme is dying,
leaves turning purple
from the sudden heat

the rosemary is long gone,
its leaves torn away by a
weed-whacker who
couldn’t tell the difference

the basil has not come back,
and, likely, will not.

The morning glories, however,
have more blooms every day

the lemon tree is heavy
with sweet fruit

and the mint
continues to grow

I think they are
trying to tell me
not to try so hard,

that the garden
will come
when tended

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