I’ve been tending a garden

I’ve been tending a garden

of b o n e s

buried too deep

to not get in the way

my garden grew through tangled roots

it did grow

and I did

but those bones stayed

anchoring miles of vines to

o n e tree

until I was still

the b o n e s

were unearthed

and I unhinged

chop down this tree with me

and burn the earth beneath

to dust

Meg Brown