sunny quaking aspen
nine for a friend.
i listened to this lecture this week:
(i sadly missed it "in person")
autumn cow pasture
about the honorable harvest.
it's happening here
i see amish neighbors
bringing in hay and corn using their big horses.
the gardens are mostly asleep
(you may remember what happened to mine)
but my friends are still eating
my backyard and overgrown meadow
i am harvesting from my friends
and i find myself
doing what dr. kimmerer suggests:
asking to share
and sharing what i make
it's surprisingly comfortable, appropriate
hello, please, and thankyou
to wild grapevine.
a few little grapes.
the medicines at your feet,
sumac, prunus, goldenrod, wild grape,
common weed plants.
and a few pieces of aluminum, copper, and
"hard" well water
an honorable harvest.
and for the knowledge of books.