JUST THOUGHTS

I see you still
stooped, in your garden
as the night falls around you
but when I reach out
you are already leaving

what happens
when the heart has gone
from a garden
from the bee-buzzing sweetness
of the flowers

further than daylight
wheat fields stretch
to a darkening sky
a man and his dog
going home

this morning
I stood on the hill
as the sun rose
and a late Morepork
called your name

CREDO

These things I hold sacred
the right of children to be fed
the right of a man to earn his bread
the right of the elderly
to sleep in the sun, without fear
the right of all life to be cherished

© Maureen Sudlow

sun rising

12 thoughts on “JUST THOUGHTS

  1. “A man and a dog / going home” – That’s me and my McGee . . . The last tomatoes from the vines just roasted to escape their skins, then quartered in their sauce and put into the freezer for winter: that makes 5 gallons this year, enough to comfort any old man’s appetite . . . a great year in the garden . . .

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