August 8*

foxtail head photo by DenPro

seed heads hang
bowing grass stems
back to the earth

berries ripen, find deep color,
roots swell, become reservoirs
               all storing        transmogrified        photons

most of their works        given as gifts
passing along        their energy
to other forms

               only a very few
               to reproduce

it has always been this way

               how could i
               be that generous?

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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photo by DenPro

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