Victory Garden



Together on the clipped lawn
nestled in their cages
 
grown from tender seedlings
I bragged about my crop 

cheek to cheek upon their blossoms
I nurtured them for weeks

but did not see the cancer bloom 
black beneath the blush 

my well-meaning watering 
rot them from inside

and they drank until they split
and died upon the vine.


– TERESA KIPLINGER

 

 

 

photo by zanda photography


1 comment


  • Lisha

    Your work is amazing. It inspires me to keep going, to find my own spot. I love how you combine your talents.


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