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I plant the seeds
and the wind
carries them away.
They were small,
the size of
the word love
typed 12-point
in this poem,
and the beauty I imagined
would come from them
so great.

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Where does
longing come
from?
Nothing wrong
with it,
says my teacher,
as long as
it is opening
us.

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I plant the seeds
and the critters
I never seem to see
nibble the green shoots
in the night
until there is
nothing left.

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It is not true
that there
is nothing
left.
Here I am.
Love.
There you are.

*

Now the edamame
on the other hand,
they leap
from the dirt,
bless them.

*

Into a bowl
I sing
a blue song.

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Just as the seed
buried in the dark
seeks light,
the light
too,
seeks the dark,
seeks everything
that is not
light.

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It never
comes
the way
I will expect
it will.
Look at
these melons
volunteering
in every corner
of the garden.

*

I tell myself
the dirt
is also
beautiful,
the dirt
where the flowers
would have been.
I almost
believe it.

*

Not quite.

*

If a woman
sings in a bowl
and there is
no one there
to hear her,
did she
make a sound?

*

In my hand,
more seeds.
I plant some of them
just the way
the directions say.
Some of them
I throw
to the wind.

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nothing holds back
the river forever—
these hands still trying

same cold, same dawn,
same landscape—even that hill
seems tired of standing

*

again I write
in my head the letter, again
I rip it up

*

and then the day came
when I sat in the lupine
instead of climbing

*

morning after
the storm each glittering limb
the most lovely

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