A Garden Story

Seeds collected

We explored, like two kids would have,
just to see what is there in his parents garage,
and found marigold seeds in old check boxes…
Gardening hat
Her hat hanging just there, easy to find,
next to the door, gently used…
Terra cotta pots
The stacks of clay pots, stained and faded,
waiting to nest another few seedlings someday…
String and clothes pins
Loops and knots of string that once marked rows in fertile soil
where seeds would be sown.  
Simple pieces of a garden story that is rewritten each year.
Surveying the garden
Like my father-in-law, I found myself drawn to the miracle
of this garden story, 
looking at those flowers and vegetables 
as though
I have never beheld anything so beautiful.

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