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In the Vegetable Garden. ( cinquain sequence )

Water_witch-2by Abigael24 Aug 2019

Spinach ( Variety Japanese. )
going to seed.
A waft of honeyed scent
drifts from masses of tiny yellow
flowers.

Failure
when I plant thongs
of horseradish - until
I find a grocer's root sprouting
new shoots.

I love
to see fungi -
they transfer nutrients
in drought their symbiosis saves
the day.

Slow worms
in compost heap -
Wren eats worm for breakfast,
there's life there amongst the rampant
decay.

Weeding
I miss teazles.
Six feet tall in fertile soil
their flowers feed bees, seeds feed
goldfinch.