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226 :: Arugula

when I picked this arugula

I had no idea

there were acorns involved,

stacks of dishes

and tomatoes.

 

it was unclear if the yellow ones were ripe.

 

were they a new variety?

I usually forget to label the plants

when I put them in the ground

and I have to return to my notebook

filled with notes on seed starting

mixed with lists

of tomato varieties

and basil in the same tray -

a few poems between the lines,

and smudged ink from tears

 

knowing I was planting the seeds

of tomatoes he would

never taste.

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Taken on August 15, 2018