THE GEM 22 JAN 2015 :Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. Jerome Belanger

THE GEM 22 JAN 2015

THE OLD PROVERBIAL RECOVERY

BILAMBIL PRE XMAS 017

The Vegetable Air

CATHY SONG

Like the cockroach, the displaced

have crawled through the cracks

and selected for themselves

an agreeable niche.

A place to start from scratch.

They thrive in the vegetable air.

You wonder how you’ll survive,

unfit, unable to work.

Lacking the predatory skills,

you’ve stayed in the trees,

a dreamer, all your life,

even now wanting to believe

a change of scenery

will get you back on your feet.

A brief hiatus in the vegetable air.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive/poem.html?id=172140

foto – vegie garden in bilambil december 2008

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