Tagged: harvest

it’s the third or fourth

it’s the third or fourth
harvest of the season – our
shishito peppers,

mysteriously giving,
curiously holding back
.
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we have harvested

we have harvested
yesterday’s tomatoes for
today’s pasta, a

bouquet of fresh basil gave
up its breath to top it off
.
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in the middle of

after two weeks and

maybe we are in

maybe we are in
competition and we don’t
know it, just missing

each other in the bamboo
grove, from winter into spring
.
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harvesting the grape

harvesting the grape
tomatoes before the last
autumn rain – a glimpse

into a future of waiting,
telling fortunes in the kitchen
.
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at last, relief – like

we paused underneath

we paused underneath
the pecan tree
, in the middle
of a summery

winter’s day, longing for more
days like these, pecan harvesting
.
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we are gathering

we are gathering
our morning abundance, but
for the mosquitos
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: mosquitos

outside of collecting

outside of collecting
the seeds, planting,
watering, growing,
pruning, nurturing,
fending off diseases,
harvesting, picking,
and storing the
apples ourselves,
yes, we made our
pie from scratch,
like every red-
blooded american should
.
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