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Another Season


This winter I am not looking in

seed catalogs. They belong to another season

before this third-floor apartment

before the divorce.


I planted myself in that garden for years

his property. That last summer I knew

it was the last. I gathered

stepping stones for storage. I transplanted

my grandmother’s mint. I pruned

tomatoes till my hands were stained,

stinging with the smell of yellow-green. I filled

a jar of Job’s tears,

grey pearls for my new windowsill.


My first roses are untrained now and I never

tasted the asparagus I started

from seed. So I close my eyes and feel

the roots and drive deep

the stakes and make

my plans for another season,

another spring.

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