Friday, June 15, 2012

Rutabaga and Kohlrabi

One midnight long
before a single one
of us was born,
Rutabaga and Kohlrabi

fell asleep together
and awakened
into quasi-human form.
(Root vegetables

tend quite smoothly
to surrender
with serenity: they
rarely are alarmed.)

Rutabaga took
Kohlrabi into its thick
unaccustomed arms
to keep it warm.

They lived until
they died upon
a little rooty acre,
which they farmed.


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