Hidden Even From Yourself

From the collection published in 2015, Catch Up With Summer.

Hidden Even From Yourself

When you pull a plant up by the roots
with a yank
grabbing it out of the ground
and you throw it right into the trash
it is different from
when you dig quietly around the plant
and lift it
and gently set it into a new pot.
It’s a question of
motivation.

 

Hawaii, 2000.

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