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Planting Seeds

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Planting seeds
Little birds
How can I write about
such small things?
Insignificant
in most eyes
But the very song of life
The miracle of something
from nothing
Dirt
Soil
Yields majestic abundance
Unfurling fractals
As stunning as any
cosmic or hallucinogenic delight
Yields
Soil yields
Bends, sways
under the weight
of exploding seeds
pressing limbs
reaching tendrils
Spiralling…or unspiralling
Corkscrew just like
our planet’s orbit
Flying through deep space
Making life
out of barren desert
and death

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Written in the southern New Mexico desert

 

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