Newsgroups: alt.slack

Subject: Just another poem

From: (Nully Fydyan)

Date: 12 Nov 97 03:00:11 GMT


Mother gave her that square

in the corner of the yard.

Water and warm words

and a smile bright as that

corner of the yard

when things grow

proud and straight on

patiently staked vines.

Except the tomatoes

wandering their own way

as tomatoes will.

She restakes, reties, tries

to keep the lines

perfect but tomatoes

just want to grow large

in that corner of the yard

under her sunlight.

She surveys the rows, rainbow,

red out of place and

grabs the shears.

Next year

will be tulips.




Rev. Nully Fydyan

(temporary guy)

Church of the Ungendered Yeti

"There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." -- Leonard Cohen