Aug 122011
It's very easy going
too far--and the regrets
after, dragging a dead stick
through silt until the stirrings
make opaque what had been.
Bucket after bucket I pour
into my garden gullies still all
just black dirt till here and
there weird ears of new leaves
stick up.  I expect to wait out
the spring after all what else
am I doing, what else have done?
After all he was worth it once
wasn't he--and perennials come back
year after year the same way
as if they forgot.

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