Will Work For Food

.
Hands in dirt building
butternut mounds
juggling stones in tilth
straining them from
pleistocene silt:
remnant ice-age bones
kicked up by 20th century
hydraulic machine

A robin hops from row to row
apart a foot-or-so,
darts bill into the ground
and comes up each time
with a grub or worm
or millipede
turns his turret head
and checks

I’m still …. so
still

He goes
Levitates into a tree

I sow
dropping seed after seed
………….

by Jim Culleny, 5/17/2010

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