William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Ducks in a Row

Wildflowers, nasturtiums, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, corn, okra, string beans, sunflowers, purslane, crab grass and everything else that wants to grow — this year’s garden will be interesting, especially since I’ve scattered seeds in places I’ve already forgotten in this sudden transition to sunny skies, bare arms, and warm feet. Under these enlightened conditions, spending the afternoon working outside is much like losing my mind, or would be, if I still had one to lose — the experience is that pleasant. And there’s still more to be planted. I don’t know what it is, but I will when I see it the next time we visit the nursery. A zinnia here, a marigold there, an eggplant, or something we’ve never tried before — I’ll even plant ducks, as long as they don’t have to be in a row.


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