nightsongs

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how does your garden grow

the question

hangs in the air

no garden without water

without water no garden

 

 

dust in rings and drifts

hoof prints, skink tail drag

bones bleach drying in the sun

no garden without water

without water no garden

 

 

and when at last

the drums begin

nightsongs in the velvet dark

no garden without water

without water no garden

 

 

i hold my bowl to the sky

each precious drop

a benediction

no garden without water

without water no garden