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River Garden: A Poem

In the early evening, a Korean grandmother
works alone in her garden by the river.
She sits low to the earth, hunched over like a bright purple cushion,
planting vegetables and picking weeds.

Diction for Harvest: A Poem

Pin down the wind crouching in the ditches
like punctured gutter leaves during rain,

dust to mud to seed to root, sometimes
sun to dead leaves to cracked ground, 

black dirt upturned in metal arms, left
with enough breath to nourish a tender crop,