such is (plant) life

by damommza & sunovawot

sudden frost’s a killing field
for early blooming flowers
farmer’s hide their lineage
not troubling with ours

dead heads are plucked still frozen
tossed in bins with no concern
some to be composted now
while others, later burned

strains survive the icy scourge
who refuse to bend their stalk
are crushed instead, in their bed
by the farmer’s nightly walk

those that pass the icy test
have then to face the drought
followed next by floods of course
that come to wash them out

and if by chance they’re standing
by their due harvest dates
we come along and pick them
to end upon our plates

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  1. damommza

     /  April 1, 2012

    A hearty “clappity-clappity* for this one. Excellent title choice too!

    *bites in to a hybridized tomato* 😀 😀 😀

    Reply
    • The title took a little thought, but it’s okay. And all I know about my tomatoes is that I pick them fresh from the supermarket shelf 😀

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