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I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord; “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”

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and we plant

June 22, 2019



 

-and we plant

scratching the dry ground

into crumbling mounds

returning to themselves

before the next feebly rises

from its own dusty cloud

 

-and we pray for rain

with our splitting

nails, knees bleeding through

graveled scabs, sweat

mapping broken shoulders

and dirty feet

 

-and we plant

surrounded by colorless

horizons interrupted

only by waves of heat-

a barren and bone dry,

fathomless ocean

 

-and we pray for rain

they call us

fools

to work the ground

as we mutter

to a cloudless sky

 

-and we plant

Then the song-

old, untired-

whose words become

thunder-distant, low

and long

 

-and we pray for rain

as green rises, rich

beyond our sight,

past the stretch

of our cloudless sky-

but we smell it on the air

 

-and we plant

because we know.



The fabulous image of the baby oak tree is by Artūrs Ķipsts on Unsplash.

We are grateful for Artūrs gift and his generosity.



 

Susan Mulder

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