was meant to end with this spring.
It was left without any sowing
and it allowed for recovery, retaining essentials,
disrupting lifecycles of pathogens by removing hosts.
There is hope with any new growth.
of garlic in October – a family tradition.
Hardneck ones underground in fall will sprout
in spring after sheltering all winter long.
Not so different from me these days,
with my papery coverings to protect me.
a daylily is opening beside tomorrow’s bud.
A robin tends her two hungry nestlings.
The sun emerges from behind a cloud.
Peppermint, thyme and sage lose their perfume.
Standing outside in pairs, people are crying.