Sunday, January 10, 2010


A coagulated mass
of yellow-green mucus
spotted with black olives
edged by obligatory lettuce leaves

talk about something
ancestors would not recognize

hold your nose...
and jump in.

"Maybe you've been smoking too much Mother Earth News and Barbara Kingsolver," Virginia says.

"That thought crossed my mind," I say. "I sent my first 2010 seed order yesterday."

"Good, your little greenhouse is itching to get started," says Virginia.

"Me, too," I say.

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